The Q&A Archives: Searching For Edible Gourd

Question: I'm looking for seeds, I believe they were called Italian Gourds, it is a long "snaky" looking gourd, light green color, these are edible when tender. I purchased a package a couple of years ago.

Answer: I think the one you are looking for is a variety of Italian Squash. The best place to try is:

Fratelli Ingegnoli at

Also, Nichols Garden Nursery catalog has dozens of specialty seeds for sale. Including lots of Italian vegetables. Contact them at: 1190 North pacific Hwy., Albany, OR 97321-4580. Phone (541) 928-9280.

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