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Chuzzle Cucumber Cucumis Dipsaceus
Packet of 25+seeds of this very hard to find, ancient medicinal cucumber!
Spiky looking, but yet soft and flexible like “Velcro”.
Looks like a yellow “Chuzzle” when fully ripe, some folks call them Woolly Bears or Hedgehog Cucumbers.
Great fun for the kiddies to grow and has a mild but still quite bitter flavour when small and green.
Very, bitter when big and bright yellow! Absolutely the most bitter thing in the world when they go bright yellow.
The difference between green and yellow in flavour is amazing, and there is no way you would ever eat a yellow one even if you were starving. That’s the other reason they are a great plant to grow!
Great for stopping chewing or damage to your stuff by the critters!
100% safe for people, dogs, cats, horses, etc as it tastes disgusting…
But, if you have a horse that won’t stop chewing its rug, or a dog chewing its house, or even if you can’t stop chewing your nails.
Whatever it is, just apply some of the juice and that will stop it immediately! Just cut a bright yellow one in half and rub the cut surface on the affected area.
We use them for stopping the rabbits and bettongs ring-barking our seedling fruit trees in the dry times.
What we do is, squeeze a heap just like oranges, strain the juice, and 2 cups of water for every cup of juice, and just paint it on with a paintbrush. You can freeze the left overs till next time you need it which is handy. Puts an immediate stop to all chewing by mammals, and even some insects!
The thick foamy liquid in the picture is the good stuff.
Doesn’t stain(not that I have noticed but always “patch test” it first), it’s not poisonous (apparently it’s quite healthy in sensible amounts, and has a long history of medicinal use) and even more importantly its CHEAP!
We get about 300 off a large vine,(every fruit in that picture was of ONE plant about 1.2m square.
Used in Madagascar and Africa as a food and a Medicinal plant for thousands of years.
The ripe yellow fruit can be crushed and used as a “fish poison”. It removes and/or binds up the oxygen in the water and the fish float due to the Saponins, and I assure you it totally works.
Various “saponins” are also used commercially to treat many different diseases such as high cholesterol, heart disease, blood cancers and various forms of lung cancers.
And even more importantly, it looks really really cool!
Grown by us organically, no nasties, no chems, no problems!!!