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An Italian heirloom variety of squash that is also known as Italian Edible Gourd, Indian Squash or New Guinea Bean grows to 1 metre in length and 75mm in diameter.
Grown over a patio where they can hang, they will typically grow long and straight, grown on the ground they will take a more twisted snake-like form.
The edible fruits have white flesh and a very mild flavour but are best harvested 15-25cm long before they become woody with age.
The decorative mature dried fruits can be used in arts and crafts including carving.
Adaptable to most good garden soils but prefers rich soil with a generous amount of water in full sun.
Tropical: All Year Round
Temperate: Spring to Early Summer
Cool climate: Mid Spring to Early Summer
Sow: 2cm deep
Sow 3-4 seeds in raised mounds 1 metre apart directly in the growing position. Thin to the two strongest plants in each mound.
Plant space: 1 metre
Row Space: 1 metre
Germination: 6-10 days
Maturity: 14 weeks
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