This creamy, light green fruit has delicious, crisp, and juicy flesh. A sweet and mild Indian variety, it hails from the city of Poonah, or Pune, the cultural capital of the state of Maharashtra, India. There, it is popular in salads or juiced, and Pune street vendors sell these as a snack to beat the intense heat. They are simply divine when sliced and sprinkled with a bit of salt and pepper. Potato-shaped with yellow skin, it turns a handsome brown as it ripens. Disease resistant and very hardy, it is one of our best varieties. Vines produce early and the yield is very heavy.
Approx 30 seeds
Depth: 1/2 inch
Spacing: 18-24 inches
Soil type: well draining
Sun: full sun
Days to harvest: 55 days
Hardiness Zones: 4-12
Needs abundant soil moisture and rich soil. Some afternoon shade is beneficial in hottest summer weather. Trellis growing saves space. Harvest frequently to maintain production.
Hand harvested and packed for the 2023 season. We are a small batch grower, so limited quantities are available.
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