What are the pros? Heirloom Food Crop
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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.
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