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This calabash gourd variety produces a long bat-shaped gourd that is most tender when picked 14-24" long. The light green skinned fruits have white flesh and are sweet and entirely edible when harvested at this immature stage. The gourd can be left to fully mature and the skin will harden. The vine is very vigorous and has white flowers.
Warm season annual
Approx. 12-20 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.)
For quantities greater than 500 lbs, or for special requests such as seed treatment, ask us for a price quote on this variety.
Cultivation: Needs a long, warm growing season. Prepare fertile, well drained soil. Sow seeds in late spring/early summer after last frost in a warm, sunny location. Hill planting: Form soil into a 1-ft. diameter mound 3-4" tall. Space mounds 4-6' apart. On each mound plant 3 seeds. Row planting: See spacing info in chart. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Train to climb a vertical support for better air circulation, straighter fruit and ease of harvest or leave to sprawl on the ground. May need hand pollinating.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: The immature fruit can be steamed and is delicious in stir-fry dishes or meat soups.
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