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The Most AMAZING Garden Veggie EVER!

Get ready for the most explosive growth you have ever seen from a vegetable in your garden!  This year, plan on making your garden a huge success with the planting of the Achocha cucumbers from An American Homestead. This little cucumber is called the Fat Baby or Achocha Cucumber (Cyclanthera brachystachya).  This is a familiar fruiting vegetable in South and Central American countries.  It produces very well in North America when given a fertile soil.  At first look the tiny spines look intimidating but they are very soft and easily eaten with no regrets!




Every gardener dreams of successful growing seasons to enjoy and show off to their friends and family.  The Achocha Cucumber Seeds here will do just that.  You will be absolutely amazed at the production of this plant.  Each vine will grow 15-20 feet and break off into additional vines that will grow 15-20 feet in length.  Each vine will fruit dozens of snack sized cucumbers that are juicy and tasty!

Enjoy these tasty veggies with a ranch dip dressing or by chopping up and including in your favorite salad.  The young fruits are great for just eating raw right off the vine!

Oh and don’t worry about pest pressures and powdery mildew with this variety of Achocha cucumbers.  Squash bugs, aphids and other pests leave it alone and we’ve never had an issue with powdery mildew or fungus effecting this plant.  In fact, we’ve never had a report of anyone reporting any pest issues at all with this plant.

We have been planting and growing these amazing veggies on An American Homestead since we first moved here and they have produced very well every year!  Sometimes they fruit earlier or later depending on weather and growing conditions but have never disappointed us.  Be sure to plan ahead and give the Achocha something to climb on.  Dress the area with rich compost or manures for best performance during the summer.  The fruiting may not happen until late summer or early fall. Just be patient.

Keep seeds in moist soils to germinate.  The seeds sold here had 95% germination rate or better this past year.  You can start indoors or just plant in good compost after the threat of frost is gone.


So far, we’ve had reports of success in almost all planting zones in the United States.





About Zachary Bauer

Zachary lives with his wife, two sons and his wife's parents on An American Homestead deep in the mountains of the American Ozarks. They all moved there together in July of 2013 where they began to build the homestead. They are off-grid with the exception of a phone line.

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  1. Love you lifestyle, If I were younger I too would be right behind you with a homestead.

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