General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Annual
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Plant Height: to 16 feet
Plant Spread: to 16 feet
Leaves: Other: leaves are edible
Fruit: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Vegetable
Edible Parts: Fruit
Propagation: Seeds: Days to germinate: 14-30 days
Depth to plant seed: 25 mm

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Common names
  • Snake Gourd
  • Chinese Cucumber
Also sold as:
  • Chinese Python Snake Bean

Photo Gallery
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2021-08-12
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2022-08-01
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2022-08-01
Location: Botanical Garden of the University of Münster
Date: 2017-09-19
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2022-09-14
Immature fruit.

Leo Michels photo
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2022-08-01
Location: Botanical Garden of the University of Münster
Date: 2017-09-19
Location: All pictures taken in my gardens
Date: 2015-09-05
Location: Botanical Garden of the University of Münster
Location: Botanical Garden of the University of Münster
Location: Botanical Garden of the University of Münster
Location: indoors Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2021-01-08
Snake Gourd (Trichosanthes cucumerina) seed germination.

Photo by Sangfroid
Plant Events from our members
antsinmypants On June 3, 2024 Seeds sown
Into Arch Garden.
antsinmypants On August 1, 2022 Bloomed
antsinmypants On March 24, 2022 Plant emerged
2 seedlings emerged.
antsinmypants On March 13, 2022 Seeds sown
Soaked seeds 24 hours.
Indoors under lights on heat mat.

3 seeds.
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