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.

  2. I would love to see your operation. Are you ever open to the public?

  3. Hi I just watched one of your videos and it was so refreshing to here what I have been doing for 40 years. I to live in the Ozark’s in Northern Arkansas. I wish you wouldn’t tell everyone how great it is in the Ozark’s. I started home schooling back in 1977. My wife was a Teacher with a Master degree . But they still arested me and charged me with truancy because of my children were not in school . At that time we lived in Newton County off highway 16. In 1993 we divorced and she moved to Mountain Home and I to Mountain View so I could play music. Then my oldest Son and his wife found/ bought this form south of Fayetteville on the old pig trail. I was drafted into Slavery to get it off grid. We now have a hydro electric Plant that produces enough electricity For 3 houses 2 barns and a shop/ airplane hanger . A couple of years in I was Bush hogging one day and found some pipes coming out of the ground, after a little research I found that they had unsuccessfully drilled for gas . Me I could not leave it alone so I called Chesapeake drilling who are the people that make the ground shake from fracking. They came and found it had gas but not enough for commercial use . About $20,000 later we have gas in the 3 house and at the shop. All we Have for bills Satellite TV , sell phones . Oh ya taxes over $11,000. A year in property tax , but I am able to sell more than enough hay to cover them.

  4. Got my seeds, planted 10. So excited, I have 8 that germinated! Csnt wait to see them grow and harvest the fruit!

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