Characteristics: Annual or perennial shrub
Seed per packet: 30
An Asian variety from Thailand also known as Hmong Red that produces bright red, round, ribbed fruits 75mm diameter (3”) on 60-90cm (2-3’) plants. Fruits are bitter and used extensively in Asian cuisine. Best when harvesting young (green). Used as “miniature pumpkins" in floral arrangements.
Maturity 65-75 days
Adaptable to most good garden soils that is well composted and free draining. Requires full sun and a long growing season. Perennial in the tropics but generally grown as an annual in temperate zones.