Welcome to our plot!

I'm Hazel, and in Nov 2006 my friend Jane and I took on a half plot at Hill Allotments, Sutton Coldfield - we want the satisfaction of growing and eating our own fruit and veg, and to improve our diet (and fitness!).

This is the story of what happened next...........

Friday, June 19, 2009

Achocha - Bless You!

...yes it's a corny joke, but it made me laugh nonetheless!

I'd never heard of achocha before I was offered some seeds by Flummery at Veg Heaven - but here is what the Real Seeds website says about it:

Achocha is an unusual vegetable from South America that is remarkably easy to grow. It is impressively productive, easy to grow, & can be used raw in salads when small a bit like a cucumber. But the best thing is that they really taste just like sweet green peppers when fried.

Well, that sounds good enough to me, & after a false start when the slugs scoffed the first couple of seedlings in the mini greenhouse, the second pair are romping away at home in a pot.

The sticks in the photo are to keep a larger pest at bay in feline form - if not mine, those of next door, all of whom are adorable but do test the patience occasionally...


  1. Well - never heard of this...time to google and see if we have over here...So many plants are banned in New Zealand


  2. I've been thinking of growing these, they sound interesting. Have you tried any yet? The proof of the pudding...

  3. You can see why, Dinzie, when you look at the havoc reeked by non-native plants introduced here - Japanese knotwood & Spanish bluebells to name just two.

    They are still at the flowering stage at the moment, Matron, so tasting is a little way away yet - you'll be welcome to some saved seeds in the Autumn if you would like some.


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