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Cucuzza (Italian Edible Gourd - New Guinea Butter Bean)

(Lagenaria siceraria)

Smooth pale green skin, grows to 1m, pick at 15cm long to use as you would a zucchini. When older cut length-wise and scoop out seeds. Can trellis like squash, sow after last frost. 55-80 days.

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Eden Seeds
Packet (13 seeds) $3.70

General information:


Annual vine, known in ancient times in the Americas and Europe, used as a vessel. Likes conditions similar to squash and pumpkin. Sow after frost.

3-4 seeds per gram

Gourd planting information:

When To Plant In Australia
Tropics:All Year
Seed Sowing
Plant space cm:90-120
Row space cm:150
Depth cm:2
Best soil temp:20-30 °C
Other Info
Number of seeds per gram:10
Rate per hectare:2kg
Average days to maturity:95-120
Seed savers needed
Edible Flowers
Sprout & Eat
Sprout & Cut
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