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Cucumis ficifolius


Cucumis ficifolius  (Cucubitaceae) Native to Kenya. Perennial usually prostrate herb; stems up to 1 m. long, hairy with coarse ± aculeate hairs and also with finer intermixed spreading hairs. Sowing: Sow early spring in rich compost in a greenhouse. Place 2 – 3 seeds per pot and thin to the strongest plant. The seed usually germinates in 10 – 21 days at 25°C. Grow the plants on fast and plant them out after the last expected frosts. Locality: Luanda. Harvest: May 2023


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