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Achocha!
Sat 8-Oct-11
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catofstripes
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or Fat baby, Cyclanthera pedata.

We've been growing these strange little cucurbits in the garden for the first time this year.  For eating quality I'm not very impressed and have found them most interesting fried in the manner of Padron peppers, well seasoned with salt.

What's your favourite recipe, or any advice on making them more interesting? Has anyone tried pickling them?

We will be growing them again, they are great plants for screens and much loved by hoverflies and other interesting insects, but I'd love to be able to say they were good to eat too.

Here's an interesting link about them. http://www.cropsforthefuture.org/2011/10/cyclanthe.....himalayas/

My seed came originally from HSL but I'll have plenty to spare this year if anyone would like some for next season.

Sat 8-Oct-11
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Bless you!!!

Sat 8-Oct-11
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That looks an interesting site. I have come across it before but can't remember what I was looking for then. I am guessing that if the flavour is disappointing then anything with some kick or overwhelming taste will work well with it.

Sat 5-Nov-11
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I grew achocha for the first time aswell and have had exactly the same experience - vigourous plants with a lot of foliage but the fruit don't seem up to much.  Not sure if I will grow them again,  depends on available space - they are certainly not a must grow veg.

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