GOURD Cucuzza - Lagenaria siceraria 25g

Italian Edible Gourd, Indian Squash or New Guinea Bean

SKU: F 651-25g
Stock: In Stock
Restrictions: NZ Prohibited

Family: Cucurbitaceae
Characteristics: Fruiting Vine

Seed per packet: Appox. 15
Seed per gram: Approx. 5

$29.00 AUD Excl. GST

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.

Grow notes:

Adaptable to most good garden soils but prefers rich soil with a generous amount of water in full sun.

TropicalAll 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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