Called "dish-rag gourds" once-upon-a-time, about the most useful things you can grow plus fast shade from these heat loving vines!
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Beautiful flowers and practical fruit, one of the most satisfying plants you can grow. A good choice for fast shade around a sunny wall or deck.
|Other Names:||Chinese Okra, Dish-Rag Gourd, Sponge Gourd|
|Flowers:||Large Bright Yellow flowers, Summer until Frost.|
|Foliage:||Profusion of large leaves.|
|Fruit:||Fruits resemble large cucumbers. Edible when 3|
|Lifecycle:||1 (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)|
|USDA Zones:||5 to 11|
|Propagation / Germination:||Soak Seeds overnight. Direct Sow after danger of frost and soil warms. Requires a trellis for best fruiting.|
|Sun:||Full sun to filtered sun.|
|Water:||Keep well watered. Mulch to maintain moisture.|
|Pests and Diseases:||Not disease prone.|
Our Products are Grown and Processed with no Chemicals and Minimum use of Petroleum Engines.