Cucumis dipsaceous Hedgehog Gourd
Curious yellow-green egg-shaped fruits are covered with a dense layer of soft spines. Vigorous plants produce good yields of 2 inch, non-edible fruits that keep a long time. An appealing addition to ornamental displays, and their lovable shape is also perfect for kids’ projects or crafts.
Care: Space 2-3′ apart in all directions. Cucumbers need heat and well-drained soil: plant in full sun in raised beds or hills. Vining plants can be allowed to sprawl or grown on a trellis.