Season: Warm-season crop, after the last frost.
Soil: Well-draining, fertile soil, pH 6.0-7.0.
Planting: Direct sow seeds 1 inch deep, 3-4 feet apart.
Watering: Keep soil consistently moist, especially during fruiting.
Sunlight: Full sun, at least 6-8 hours a day.
Fertilization: Balanced fertilizer at planting and during growing season.
Harvest: About 50-60 days after planting, when fruits are small and tender.
Nutrition (per 100g):
- Calories: Approx. 20 kcal.
- Carbohydrates: Rich in dietary fiber and sugars.
- Vitamins: Contains vitamin C and vitamin A.
- Minerals: Source of potassium and magnesium.