The plant is ideally, grown under full sun in light and well-drained soils of pH levels 6.0 to 7.0.
Ethnobotanical Uses :
Edible Plant Parts (Edible Fruits; Edible Seeds)
Food (Fruit & Vegetable: The young fruits are used as a vegetable, boiled, fired or used in stews. The seeds are also eaten as a popular snack food. )
Medicinal (The green fruit made into syrup is employed medicinally as a pectoral against chest pains .)
[Others]: The hard shells of the dried, mature fruits are used as containera, decorative handicrafts, floats and musical instruments.