ECBALLIUM ELATERIUM

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ECBALLIUM ELATERIUM

$2.62 / packet

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Description

Its name alone is a mouthful. And that is precisely what your curious friends will have when they touch the small plum-shaped fruits on the amazing and aptly named "Squirting-Cucumber". Yellow flowers on radiating stems produce intriguing hanging fruits. Unwary inspection triggers the incredible seed distribution method. The swollen fruit breaks off and shoots downwards (remember Newton's Laws of Reaction) propelled by a high speed jet of seeds and water. Ouch! Never fails to impress.

Sowing Advice

For best results, sow seeds in good light at any time onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. We recommend germinating at 15 to 20 degrees C. Seeds should ideally germinate in between 2 and 6 weeks although they make take considerably longer. Pot on seedlings before finally planting out into a container or a well-drained spot.

Key Facts

Family:Cucurbitaceae

Classification:Half hardy perennial

Height:23cm

Packet Content:12 (Approx)

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