The period for finding this vegetable is from January to May and from October to December. From herbaceous crop and high thermal requirements, this product prefers fresh and well-drained soils.

The fruits are shaped more or less elongated, the skin is tough and fibrous and brownish-purple., reddish or white, depending on variety.

It presents deep green leaves, slightly spiny depending on the variety, with oval shape; the flowers are mostly purple.

From the wild species have been obtained many varieties, with fruit pulp yellowish, elongated or rounded, with colors ranging from purple to white.

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