They really do taste like cucumbers!
When to sow: Spring or autumn. If planting in the fall give the plants at least 5 weeks of growth time before the first expected frost.
Special treatment: Dry the fruit at room temperature. After a few days the seeds will be easy to extract from the pulp.
Fresh or dried seed: Either. Store collected seeds in the refrigerator.
Planting depth: 1/4-1/2 inch deep.
Preferred temperature for germination: Approximately 60-70° Fahrenheit
Days to germination: Anywhere from 1-6 weeks.
Vegetative propagation: Root division in the spring; softwood cuttings (4-6 inches long. May require a rooting hormone).
Fresh Turk’s cap seeds germinated in moist potting soil within 30 days. The air temperature during the day ranged from the upper 80’s to the mid 90’s. Evening temperatures from 65-75 degrees. Cuttings were quick to root. I could see roots already pushing out of the pot within 3 weeks time.