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Cucumis dipsaceus Ornamental Cucumber - 'Hedgehog'
Cucumber - 'Hedgehog'

Cucumis dipsaceus Ornamental Cucumber - 'Hedgehog' Cucumber - 'Hedgehog'
£1.69 0820007127 Category: Seeds > Vegetable Seeds
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Cucumis dipsaceus Ornamental Cucumber 'Hedgehog' is an easy-to-grow and fun climbing plant producing lots of pale green, round decorative, spiny ornamental fruits which you can turn into decorations and characters. They will last up to 3 months.

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Berry colour Green, Brown
Botanical name Cucumis dipsaceus
Common name Cucumber - 'Hedgehog'
Drought resistance N
Flower colour Yellow
Flowering time Summer
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage colour Green
Fragrance N
Habit Climbing
Plant type Vegetable Seeds
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Time to maturity 1 - 2 years
Ultimate height 1.6m - 2.5m
Ultimate spread 0.1m - 0.5m
Useful/additional information Sow April to May. Sow seeds 5cm (2in) deep, on edge in a pot or troy of good seed compost at 20C (68F) in a greenhouse or propagator. It's important to sow the seed on its edge or it may rot if sown flat. Protect seedlings from direct sunlight to avoid scorching. Pot-on individual seedlings into 7,5cm (3in) pots of compost, keep just moist to avoid the stems rotting. Keep temperature at about 20C (68F). Once all frost has gone. plant out in a sunny, well drained soil 30cm (12in) apart in borders or in a containers.

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