Well it’s been a month since the last update on these prolific foliage producers and I had to remove a fair amount of growth to get to the tomatoes and chillis the other day.
With arms safely enclosed within the rose pruning gloves, Secateurs in hand I removed probably a quarter of their growth (the secaturs weren’t really needed as the vine is not all that tough to remove) and in the process of doing that I exposed one small yellow fruit, odd looking beast that it was. Anyway, I forgot to photograph that oddity but tonight I remembered to go out and have another look for signs of life. Eureka – sort of.
I figured that once I saw the first one the eyes would become instantly accustomed to their camouflage, sadly they still allude me, except for the odd small one and the one I almost stubbed my toe on, at the base of the vine of all places! By the size of it it’s been there all along, it was also covered by aforementioned quarter of the vine, very well hidden until now!
Cucumber 'African Horned' (Kiwano) - 2010 #2 Setting Fruit
Visible signs of fruit forming.