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Achocha Fat Baby Cucumber Seeds

Fat Babies can be stir-fried, used in pastas, pizzas, soups, or anything really!

Availability: Out of stock

All orders are hand-packaged and may take UP TO TWO weeks to arrive.
Thank you for your patience during this time.


This is one of the most unusual fruits we grow. Though originating in South and Central America, they are also well-suited for almost all U.S. hardiness zones. When eaten raw, the small green fruits are crunchy, watery, and have a faint cucumber-like taste. When cooked, they’re much less watery and have a taste similar to green peppers. Fat Babies can be stir-fried, used in pastas, pizzas, soups, or anything really! They also make excellent pickles and get plenty of attention at the farmers’ markets!

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Cyclanthera brachystachya
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 14 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 21 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/8 in.
When to Sow Indoors 4-6 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
Plant Spacing 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger Seed is poisonous if ingested
Growth Habit Vines & Climbers
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Days to Harvest 80-90
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Seeds Per Pack 10