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Sunday, March 29, 2020 big moon Bethlehem CT

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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.
 



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