An Unfamiliar Plant

I was given this plant in a plant exchange.  The gardener told me it was a kiwano, a type of cucumber. It has been growing in the greenhouse.  It made light delicate flowers.  I wondered how a cucumber could appear from them, but it has happened, or at least, some kind of fruit.  Now I am wondering how will I know when they are ripe.


kiwano 1


kiwano 2





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About djdfr

Daily life experiences by a Franco-American woman living in the Breton countryside form the basics of this blog. Gardening, watercolour, choral music, food, are some of my interests. I seek to balance the physical, mental and spiritual. I am a free believer praying from the Bible, the Qur’an and The Revelation of Arès. In 1974, with Jesus as the messenger, and in 1977, manifesting as a stick of light, Our Creator spoke directly to a man in Arès, France, named Michel Potay. The message is in the book “The Revelation of Arès”. It is a call for us to change, to practice love, peacemaking, forgiveness, to free ourselves from all prejudice, to develop our spiritual intelligence, the intelligence of the heart.

7 responses to “An Unfamiliar Plant”

  1. gwenniesgarden says :

    I dont’ think this is a kiwano, they are yellow and have horn like bumps on the peel, ofcourse it could be some cucumber but I’ve never seen this one before

  2. djdfr says :

    Wonder if it might be Cyclanthera pedata.

    I will taste it soon.

  3. Playamart - Zeebra Designs says :

    oh yes, it’s achocha, and i’m glad that your search brought you to my’s very easy to cook, and there are many creative options for using it. most people in ecuador stuff it or chop and use it in soups.

  4. Anna B says :

    Wow! What an unusual plant! I’ve never heard of an achocha! Amazing 🙂

  5. fatoscan says :

    I have no idea about this plant . I hope you will like the taste of it .

  6. TheGreatZambini says :

    How exotic! You have to try some recipes, and share them with us!

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