Cucumis dipsaceus Ornamental Cucumber - 'Hedgehog'
Cucumber - 'Hedgehog'
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.
RHS Garden Explorers Children's Seeds.
|Berry colour||Green, Brown|
|Botanical name||Cucumis dipsaceus|
|Common name||Cucumber - 'Hedgehog'|
|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.|