Sweet light yellow changing to orange red. Thin tapered cylindrical fruit up to 18cm x 4cm. 70-84 days.
High in minerals and vitamins A and C. Known in tropical America from ancient times. In southern areas seeds can be started indoors and transplanted as an annual or plant as for tomatoes after last frost, in warmer areas can grow as a perennial. Likes sunny position with well drained soil, add lime for near neutral pH. Keep seed moist.
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