Caigua growing herbaceous vine of the genus Cyclanthera also known as Kaywa or Cyclanthera pedate, Caigua perennial evergreen in cold climate grow as annual plant and also used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic , subtropical, mediterranean or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 7+

Leaves edible color green, leaves size 7-15 cm and divided to 5+ lobes, young shoots edible.

Flower color white, there is male and female flower on the same plant.

Caigua fruits

Fruit color is green in shape elliptic to shapeless some of the fruit have soft spikes, inner part fleshy when mature become hollow, the color of the inner part is white, the fruit sometime consider as pods and the seeds black.

Caigua for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy

Requirements for Caigua growing and care:

Warm weather, trellising

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Aggressive

Planting season:
Spring

Pests and diseases:
?

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
For design

Size of the plant?
5-12 m, 15-36 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
White flowers, male and female flower on the same plant

Pollination is done by:
Bees +

Edible Fruit

Fruit harvest season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, slugs

What can be done with big quantities of Caigua fruits?
Eat raw, cooked, pickles, stuffed

Work requirements on the fruit:
Collect in the right time depend on what to do with the fruit

How long does it take to bear fruit?
0.5 year

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
All years

How to harvest the leaves?
Can be cut just the leaves or with the young shoots

Information about leaves:
Green leaves size 7-15 cm and divided to 5+ lobes

Uses of Caigua leaves:
Eat raw, cooked

Scientific name:

Cyclanthera pedata

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