Home What's New Message Board
Select Destination Site Search
Grower Diaries
Entry Date Nick Name Location
Sunday, March 29, 2020 big moon Bethlehem CT

Entry 10 of 103
Grower Diary Menu
  Back to Previous Page
Show Full 2020 Diary
List Other Grower's Diaries
Submit to Your Own Diary
Kedrostis africana, also know as Baboons cucumber. Can you believe this is a cucurbit? A friend of mine gave me some seeds for this many years ago. I cut it back in the winter and in the spring it grows new vines. The vines produce these small little orange fruit the size of a wild blueberry. Many years ago Steve Wright, AKA West of the Blue Ridge had an idea to use a similar tuberous cucurbit like this one as a rootstock for melons. I think the species he was going to use was native to the America's, I can't remember which species. I am not sure if he ever tried out his idea. Steve is a very smart guy.

Top of Page

Questions or comments? Send mail to Ken AT bigpumpkins.com.
Copyright © 1999-2021 BigPumpkins.com. All rights reserved.