Gourd ‘Buag Ngu’ (snake gourd)

Description

The Kew Gardens blog said this has “one of the most remarkable flavors!”

A tropical or subtropical vine, raised for its strikingly long fruit. This early ripening prolific variety is pest resistant and produces over a long season. The dark green and white striped fruit are 1″ in diameter and grow up to 12″ long. Popular in Indian, South Asian, and Southeast Asian cuisines. 55-60 days. Train to climb a vertical support for better air circulation, straighter fruit and ease of harvest. Snake gourd flowers during daylight hours. May need hand pollination to set fruit. Harvest young tender fruit before it matures to retain its tenderness.

Description

The Kew Gardens blog said this has “one of the most remarkable flavors!”

A tropical or subtropical vine, raised for its strikingly long fruit. This early ripening prolific variety is pest resistant and produces over a long season. The dark green and white striped fruit are 1″ in diameter and grow up to 12″ long. Popular in Indian, South Asian, and Southeast Asian cuisines. 55-60 days. Train to climb a vertical support for better air circulation, straighter fruit and ease of harvest. Snake gourd flowers during daylight hours. May need hand pollination to set fruit. Harvest young tender fruit before it matures to retain its tenderness.

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