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Zucca Gourd (10 seeds) (GD137) $4.50

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Zucca Gourd

         
 
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You can’t miss this gourd growing in your garden; with a weight of 30 to 100 pounds, these are the largest gourds in the world! They are not only big, but also very delicious. Pick them young and cook like zucchini! This was a real show stopper at the 2015 National Heirloom Expo. Everyone wanted to know how we grew this monstrosity; unbelievably, there are no trade secrets to growing this whopper. It’s extremely easy to grow; they thrive with little care. Start early and keep warm. They require soil that is 70-85 degrees F, and can take from 7 to 48 days to sprout. If you do not have night pollinators, hand pollinate the evening blooms.
 
Zucca Gourd
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 6
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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5 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Green Thumb
Location:
Westbank, Okanagan BC, Canada
Date:
January 13, 2018
          5.0
 
Zuccas Lagenaria Siceraria
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Many Uses

What are the cons? none

Review:

http://www.americangourdsociety.org/history/zucca.html I'm originally from British Columbia, Canada, and when I saw this seed, I remembered when I was young, about how it was used in making jams, etc.In the article it shows how the melon can still be used like zucchini in breads, cakes, etc. Thank you

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

5 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Spidieman
Location:
Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico
Date:
January 12, 2018
          5.0
 
Important Food Crop
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Heirloom Food Crop

What are the cons? none

Review:

http//www.americangourdsociety.org/history/zucca.htmlWhy was the Zucca so sought after The versatile vegetable was a very profitable crop the average size was 60 to 100 lbs with the record being 150 lbs. The soft white flesh is tasteless and odorless but was easily colored and flavored to resemble various foods. It was an extender for jams masqueraded as maraschino cherries became lemon orange and citron for fruit cakes and appeared as watermelon pickles. In 1942 over 400 tons of Zuccas were processed In the 1950s their use declined and the bulky giants disappeared from cultivation. I'm originally from British Columbia, Canada, and when I saw this seed, I remembered when I was young, about how it was used in making jams, etc.In the article it shows how the melon can still be used like zucchini in breads, cakes, etc. Thank you

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

4 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Chris
Location:
Pelzer, SC, United States
Date:
December 28, 2017
          5.0
 
Wow
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.5
 

What are the pros? larger gourds

What are the cons? none

Review:

I planted 5 seeds that were slow to come up But they spread over 120ft wide in coverage. I harvested the gourds in October. Most of them weighed over 60lbs when harvested. I am now drying them in a shed. It is a impressive gourd. But be warned they take alot of room.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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8 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Anne
Location:
Milton, NY, United States
Date:
October 6, 2017
          5.0
 
can gourds be fun yes.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? can be tricky to harvest

Review:

Great seeds. I bought these seeds to grow on a steep slope next to my veg garden, I figured they would grow and choke out the weeds that usually multiply there. I had no trouble with germination using a seed tray and hot pad, every one sprouted. Through my own fault I was only able to get five planted...and those were planted late. In spite of that, these guys flourished and four of the plants fruited growing tremendous sized gourds. It's close enough to harvest time that I decided to get one off the slope. I gave it a shove and it rocketed down the slope like an Olympic bobsled, no damage! So these things are tough lol I now have a gourd that is nearly as tall as my 11 year old. We had a lot of fun watching these things grow.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

9 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
raely
Location:
mineral, VA, United States
Date:
October 27, 2016
          5.0
 
Great plant
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow very large output

What are the cons? none-

Review:

This was one of the easy thing that I have every grown except for weeds. I did not water, feed, spray or take care of it. It grew until now that our weeds have died back, late October when I could see some of the largest ZUCCA GOURDS. .(it's leaves are still green and has white flowers) I am so pleased with this plant that I'm going to plant it again this spring, if I can get the seeds.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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