Gourd, Cucuzzi

Seven Seeds Farm

$ 4.50

Gourd, Cucuzzi, aka Serpente De Sicilia

(80 days to fresh harvest, 120 days to mature gourd) Largenaria siceraria

In Italy these gourds were harvested young like the way summer squash is and eaten steamed, sautéed, stuffed and baked. Their complex, nutty flavor is uniquely distinct from zucchini. Sprawling vines thrive in the heat and require a long season to mature the fruits to gourds if you chose to leave them on the vine for craft projects later.  Fruits can grow to 4-5’ long when left to mature.  They tend to coil and make odd curvaceous shapes unless trellised which allows gravity to pull them into long straight forms.

2.5g ~ 15 seeds

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