Carribean Gourd-Melon 5 Seeds- Cucurbita ficifolia Rare Heirloom
Fig Leaf Gourd
Vigorous large vines produce big fruit with a mottled green color. Great warm wearther crop. The genetics of this variety does not allow for hybridization with other plants. Maily grown for the edible seeds and fruit. The melon itself is traditionally used in jam making as well as other sweets. Very young fruit can be used like cucumbers. Can grow as a short lived perennial in warm reagions. Produces fruit with daylight hours under 13. Male and female flowers are borne on the same plant. Mature fruits ahve a long storage life.
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