5 (10)m, Pepino Cucumber or Pepino Relleno is an annual, fast growing vine native to Mexico in semi-arid areas. It makes yellowish green, strongly dissected leaves and rather small, inconspicuous flowers, followed by (in this variety) large "cucumbers" up to 20 cm (!) in length, and which are filled with air. These are used in the cookery Central and South America. The fruits are stuffed with ground meat and rice. Seeds from a plantation in the village of Subia (Departamento de Cundinamarca, Colombia). A delicious vegetable easily grown in any rich soil in a sunny spot.
Seeds are not available for a delivery to the U.S.