A fast-growing warm-season vegetable with climbing tendrils on spreading vines. Pickle types for preserving, slicing types provide treats for fresh eating and many other uses. Abundant yields can provide fruits about every other day in summer if well cared for.
Care: full sun – light shade, fertile, warm soil (60 degrees), neutral or slightly alkaline, moderate water needs, transplants are common but can be started indoors from seed, benefits from mulch & calcium, grows in ground, raised beds or large containers, benefits from support, needs good pollination.Care
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