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Echinocystis (Prickly Cucumber)

Prickly Cucumber is a monotypic genus with this single species only which is native in open spots in woods in North America. It has lobed leaves and fleshy fruits with soft spines. With maturity fruits dry out and contain 1 to 4 black seeds each. It is a fast growing vine and easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in full sun.
Sow seeds flat preferably from end of March to mid April in any rich, well drained soil, three seeds per pot. Keep pots in a sunny and constantly warm spot inside, e.g. on a window sill, in a heated greenhouse or in the wintergarden. Transplant seedlings to the open garden as soon as temperatures will stay above 10°C at night in late spring to early summer.
7 seeds per package.
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Echinocystis lobata (Prickly Cucumber)

Echinocystis lobata (Prickly Cucumber)

200 (400)cm, Prickly Cucumber is a fast growing annual vine from North America with lobed leaves and egg-shaped, fleshy fruits (not edible) with soft spines containing quite large, one to fous seed each. Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in full sun. VI-VIII.
7 seeds per package.

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