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Edible Gourds

A reliable warm weather producer, Edible Gourds should be sown as transplants 3 to 4 weeks before the last frost date. Or it can be direct-sown when the soil is above 50°F. Thin skinned, they store poorly, so harvest right before use. Keep picking to ensure continued production. Avoid baseball bats~enjoy them small and sweet in ratatouille, stuffed and baked, grilled or sautéed with pasta. Bee friendly. Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 2 years.

Cucuzzi Italian Summer Squash

60 days. Lagenaria siceraria. AKA the Snake Gourd or Longissima, this pale green Italian Gourd is a long, thin Squash that could grow over 3" wide and about 18" long, but it is best picked when 8" long and 2" in diameter, while its white flesh is still tender and sweet. Easy to grow, Cucuzzi should be started indoors 4 weeks before setting out when night temperatures stay above 55°F. Support its vines with a tall trellis, netting or strings to keep the fruit on the straight and narrow. Enjoy as you would Zucchini. (OP).

One packet of about 20 seeds
Catalog #4035
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