Fat baby is a variety of Achocha which is a member of the Cyclanthera family. Its botanical name is Cyclanthera pedata 'Fat baby'. Fat baby is a variety of heirloom Achocha . Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to Banana yellow and Yellow. The mature flowers take a Single form. Its fruits normally ripen as a colour very similar to Dark spring green and Kelly green. Leaves usually appear in Ao green and Dark spring green colour.
Quickly growing vine, that produces abundant tiny green fruit that can be eaten raw or cookedThis variety is an Vegetable that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Fat baby is known for growing to a height of approximately 3.25 feet (that's 1.00 metres in metric). This variety tends to bloom in mid summer.
Mexico is believed to be where Fat baby originates from.
Fat baby Achocha is normally fairly low maintenance and quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.
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Achocha climbs quickly and makes abundant small fruitTry to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Fat baby is generally regarded as a tender plant, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside.
Sow one or two seeds in a 7cm pot and use compost with a little added vermiculite. Keep well ventilated to reduce damping off
Grow on under protection or on a bright windowsill, potting on as necessary
Gradually allow the plant to get used to garden conditions and plant out when all danger of frost has past. Choose a sunny bright spot and provide canes for supportFat baby is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside - as a guideline, the minimum temperature outside should be approximately 12°C / 54°F.
The fruit are ready when they are about 2.5 to 3cm long and they can be eaten as salad cucumbers when rawThis variety tends to mature and be ready for harvest in mid summer.