Gourd (Lagenaria siceraria)
Cucuzzi gourds, also known as, Serpente di Sicilia, are a variety of bottle gourd originally from Sicily. We got the parent seeds years ago at the Mercato Annonario di San Remo in San Remo, Italy. Cucuzzi are such a fun variety to grow! The young gourds are edible and make a wonderful soup and the mature gourds hollow and cure for crafts and containers.
Gourds grow on long vines up to 20 ft. and we recommend trellising on an arch so that the fruits hang. The beautiful white flowers have a wonderful melon fragrance in the evening and early in the morning.
( Approximately 15 seeds per packet)
Planting Instructions: sow 3 seeds 1" deep on mounds spaced 12"apart. Sow in spring after frost in full sun and trellis.