30cm, Exploding Cucumber is a monotypic genus with only this single species. It is a fast growing annual with pale yellow flowers and elongated egg-shaped fruits which incidentally explode on maturing, shooting their seeds in all directions. Native of rocky soils in sunny spots throughout the Mediterranean and Asia Minor and has been naturalized in many parts of the world. Sow in pots under glass in early spring and transplant to the final spot in garden after the last freezing nights. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. VI-VIII.