Culinary tips: Used in India and Pakistan. Cook with curry or serve with eggplant, peas, potatoes or other vegetables. Also can be pickled, candied, and seeds can be roasted.
Cultivation: Requires a long, warm growing season. Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in late spring/early summer after last frost in a warm, sunny location. Hill planting: Form soil into a 1′ diameter mound 3-4′ tall. Space mounds 4-6′ apart. On each mound plant 1-2 seeds. Row planting: See spacing info in chart. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Train to climb a vertical support for better air circulation and ease of harvest. May need hand pollination. Harvest fruit when young and tender.Approx. 10 seeds in packet.
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