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Manchurian Tubergourd
Thladiantha dubia
Uses: Culinary/Medicinal Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 6-9)
When to Sow: Spring Ease of Germination: Easy
(Red hailstone; Buddha gourd; Goldencreeper; Chi bao) A fascinating climbing or creeping vine that is both ornamental and edible. The flowers look remarkably similar to squash flowers. The leaves, ripe fruits and tubers are all edible. The red aromatic fruits, about 5cm (2") long, are very sweet and delicious when cooked. To get fruits it is necessary to hand pollinate flowers of female plants with pollen from male plants. Easy to grow. Originally from Manchuria and Korea where it is also used as a medicinal plant.
S9547 SeedZoo(tm) Seeds 5 seeds $5.25/pkt
Currency: United States Dollar

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