Very very Rare – Hmong Red Cucumber

‘Hmong red’ is considered a heirloom cultivar. Its scientific name is Cucumis sativus ‘Hmong red’.

A very productive and tasty variety that stays mild even when large. Millions of the Hmong tribe live on the borders of Thailand, China, Burma, Laos and Vietnam, and are a very ancient people.

Ok in truth this cucumber is more of a burgundy brown/red colour, and it was only 15cm long. It should grow to 30cm long, but it was only grown in a 2 litre pot. Only 1 female flower was kept, all the others cut off. It also produces copious amount of male flowers, which were also removed. The actual taste of the flesh was surprisingly good.

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