Indian Snake Bean

A beautiful serpentine-shaped fruit that is actually botanically a gourd, this is a most fascinating crop to grow up the trellis and is sure to be a conversation piece in the garden. This is an Indian variety of our favorite, edible gourd with snow-white, lacy blooms that open at night to lure nocturnal pollinators. Aside from its ornamental charm, the Indian snake bean is absolutely delicious. The snake gourd is known as Chachinda in Hindi, and it is particularly popular in South India, where it is made into curries and sabzi. A beautiful vining plant.

  • 8-12 hours of Sun
  • Sprouts in 5-8 Days
  • Ideal Temperature: 75-95 Degrees F
  • Seed Depth: 1/2-1"
  • Plant Spacing: 6"
  • Frost Hardy: No
  • Trichosanthes cucumerina subsp. anguina

Growing Tips: Tolerates extreme heat, humidity. Soak seeds overnight; direct seed after last spring frost. Trellis vining types; pick when pods reach 12-18 inches.

Availability: In stock
Minimum Seed Count: 5
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