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Cucumis dipsaceus (Hedgehog Gourd seed) Sheffield's Seed Co., Inc.

Cucumis dipsaceus

Hedgehog Gourd, Teasel Gourd, Wild Cucumber

In Stock: 0.85 lb (Total:0.85lb)
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Cucumis dipsaceus


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Growing Info

Scarification: none required
Stratification: none required
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep , tamp the soil, keep moist

Introducing the Cucumis dipsaceus Hedgehog Gourd, also known as Teasel Gourd or Wild Cucumber! This delicious and nutrient-packed wild cucumber has its roots in Ethiopia but can now be found all over the tropics. Its edible fruit is often enjoyed when green, but it's important to note that when fully ripe and turning yellow, it becomes extremely bitter. Loaded with antioxidants and nutrients, this gourd is also frequently recommended as a nutraceutical supplement.
In addition to its nutritional benefits, the Hedgehog Gourd is also visually stunning. Its beautiful fruits dangle elegantly from the vines, making it a wonderful addition to any garden. We recommend growing it on a trellis if possible, as this sprawling vine can stretch up to 8-10 feet long!

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