Cucuzzi Gourd

Cucuzzi Gourd

An ancient European variety, the cucuzzi gourds can grow over 4 feet long, though if you want to eat them they are best harvested at 8-10” and used like a Summer squash. The tendrils are also edible! You’ll definitely want to leave some of the gourds on the vine to mature and harden for crafts and simply to see how big they can get.

Plant 4-5 seeds at a depth of 1” in mounds amended with a few handfuls of compost. When plants are a few inches high remove all but the 1 or 2 very strongest looking ones. Make sure you have a strong fence or trellis to support these biggies.