What are the pros? Rampant growth, very fast!
What are the cons? Not enough gourds!
This is a fantastic vegetable! It is so hot and humid down here in Central Florida that all squashes really struggle and most fail entirely to produce anything worth eating. This gourd though has enough heft to grow fast enough to keep ahead of the leaf roller caterpillars which strip everything else bare. So far we have only had three gourds but the vines are only 10 weeks old so I hope we have many many more. I dont think any number would be too many, they taste like a combo of summer and winter squash while not being as watery as summer squash are.
We picked the gourds at a pound in weight, about 7 inches overall length and they were as tender as we could wish for. Fried fast with onions, served over pasta with a sticky Chinese sauce, fantastic!
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