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This crop has an minimum optimum growing temperature of 20C and a maximum optimum growing temperature of 30C. It may need staking. Harvesting may start in mid autumn. You will need to keep the fruits off the ground with straw when growing; this will prevent rotting.
In warm climates sow seeds from early spring to late summer; in cold climates sow indoors in early summer. Grow as for courgettes.
Pests, diseases or disorders
Watch for slugs.