Heirloom Gourd, Luffa & Asian Melon Seeds
Angled Luffa is a vigorous vine that produces long, ribbed, green-skinned fruits. Young fruits are edible and are a good substitute for zucchini when cooked. Older fruits can be collected and dried, once the skin flakes off the fibrous material that is left can be used as a sponge. Resistant to fungal diseases. 8 seeds per packet.
Large pumpkin-like vine that produces white-speckled, green fruits that are best eaten young like squash. Young, leafy green shoots can also be eaten. Fruits can be left to mature at which point the seeds can be harvested and eaten like pepitas. 5 large seeds per packet.
Mix of large-fruited ornamental gourd and pumpkin varieties suitable for drying to use in arts and craft projects. Range varies depending on seasonal availability. Gourd varieties may include Birdhouse, Calabash, Caveman Club, Dipper, Giant Bottle, Powder Horn, Speckled Swan, Turks Turban and others. 24 seeds per packet.
Smooth Luffa is a vine that produces copious amounts of smooth fruits up to 50cm in length. Young fruits up to 15cm long can be eaten like zucchini. Older fruits can be left to dry out and the fibrous innards can be used as a scrubbing sponge. Young shoots and flowers can also be eaten raw or as a cooked vegetable. 12 seeds per packet.
Winter Melon is an Asian vegetable with white flesh and green skin that has a waxy coating. Flesh can be sliced and eaten raw or cooked in curries. Young shoots and leaves are also edible. Long keeping fruit when picked fully mature. Large, vigorous vines that grow quickly. 14-16 weeks to harvest. 30 seeds per packet.