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Shark Fin Squash Gom bo TREATED

Cucurbita pepo ficifolia


Shark Fin Squash Gom bo TREATED
Seed #515
This squash or melon is known as Shark Fin squash, Malabar gourd, Seven Year melon. It is grown for its edible seeds, fruit, and greens. Fruit skin color is cream-white color with green stripes and average 6-8" long and 4 lbs in weight. When cooked the flesh become noodle-like. Asian cuisines use it in soups and is a good substitute for the shark fin in shark fin soup. In Asia, it is implied that eating this melon will help a diabetic condition. AVAILABLE IN THIRAM TREATED SEED ONLY.
  • Warm season annual
  • Approx. 25-28 seeds in packet. (A seed will vary in weight and size within a given seed lot. The number of seeds stated is only an estimate.)
  • Maturity: Approx. 90 days
  • Planting season: Late spring/Early summer
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Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in late spring/ early summer after last frost in a warm, sunny location. Seeds will rot if soil is too wet or cold. Hill planting: Form soil into a 1' diameter mound 3-4" tall. Space mounds 4-6' apart. On each mound plant 1-2 seeds. Row planting: See spacing info in chart. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Hand pollination may be necessary. The vine can be trained to climb a vertical support for better air circulation and ease of harvest or left to sprawl on the ground. After harvest, winter squash should be left in the sun for a few days to cure before storing.
Germination
Temperature
Seed
Depth
Seed
Spacing
Row
Distance
78-95°F 1" 12-18" 48-72"
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Cut squash and remove seeds and pulp. Bake or steam for 30-45 minutes. Using a fork, remove the flesh and flake into strands. Add the noodle-like strands into your soup.
 
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