Likes a rich, well-drained soil. Best grown on trellis, and avoid overhead watering.
The plant has large leaves that form a canopy over the fruit. The fruit is roughly cylindrical, elongated, with tapered ends.
It is an excellent slicer and perfect for salads and gourmet dishes.
Long, slender fruit with an edible peel. Can be eaten without fear of indigestion, stomach pains or heartburn. Start early indoors, plant out with support.