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Cucuzzi GOURD, EDIBLE 3 g

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(Zuchetta, Guinea Bean) Luffa cylindrica 60 days. [Italian heirloom, grown by Jefferson at Monticello.] Pale green fruits up to 36 in. long, for best tenderness harvest at 6-12 in. Fruits milder than luffa. Bug-resistant plants are a great zucchini substitute. Normally very vigorous, but had a shorter season during 2013’s cold, wet summer. Big sprawling vines up to 20 feet long, best planted on the edge of the garden; at Monticello they’re grown up a sturdy 10-ft. tall wooden arbor. Pkt
  • Catalog #: 54503

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 10 October, 2013.

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