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Cucurbitaceae

Cucurbitaceae, "the Gourd Family", is the family name for cucumbers, squash, pumpkins, melons, kiwano, gourds, and more. In total, this family contains almost 1000 species, grown both for food and for ornamental purposes. 

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Alberello di Sarzana Zucchini

Alberello di Sarzana Zucchini

Alberello di Sarzana Zucchini, "The Little Tree From Sarzana", produces elongated, dark-green fruits, around 15-20cm long. Creme-white, creamy flesh. Bush-variety, around 60cm high and 90cm wide. Cucurbita pepo. 6seeds/pack
€3.00
Ananas Melon

Ananas Melon

Ananas produces yellow-orange-brown fruits with creme-yellow flesh. Sweet flavor. The fruits are slightly ragged, with a bark-like pattern. Later variety, grow in a warm place or greenhouse. Cucumis melo. 10seeds/pack
€2.50
Armenian Cucumber Bright Skinned

Armenian Cucumber Bright Skinned

Armenian Cucumber is not really a cucumber, but a melon. Produces cucumber-looking, elongated fruits, between 20-50cm long. The melons are slightly ribbed and pale green. Crispy, sweet flesh with a hint of melon. The more ripe the fruits are the more taste of melon. Climbing or trailing up to 250cm or more. Cucumis melo var. flexuosus. 6seeds/pack
€2.50
Armenian Cucumber Dark Skinned

Armenian Cucumber Dark Skinned

Armenian Cucumber is not really a cucumber, but a melon. Produces cucumber-looking, elongated fruits, between 20-50cm long. The melons are slightly ribbed and dark green, with a very fine, frizzy hair. Crispy, sweet flesh with a hint of melon. The more ripe the fruits are the more taste of melon. Climbing or trailing up to 250cm or more. Cucumis melo var. flexuosus. 6seeds/pack
€2.50
Beth Alpha Cucumber

Beth Alpha Cucumber

Beth Alpha Cucumber produces short, chubby cucumbers, around 10-15cm long. Medium to dark-green fruits with crisp white flesh. Early variety. Does well also in shorter seasons. Cucumis sativus. 15seeds/pack
€3.00
Bitter Melon

Bitter Melon

Bitter Melon is a vining species, climbing over 200cm. Produces rubber-like fruits with soft spines. Ripen from green to yellow to orange as fully ripe. When fully ripe the fruits open from the bottom, showing the shiny red seeds. There are different varieties with longer fruits, round fruits, and also different tastes in bitterness. Used for cooking and its medicinal properties in the Caribbean, Africa, Southeast Asia, and China. Weedy, bitter flavor. Harvest as green and unripe. Momordica charantia. 7seeds/pack
€2.50
Black Beauty Zucchini

Black Beauty Zucchini

Black Beauty Zucchini produces large, cylindrical, elongated, dark-skinned fruits, around 15-20cm long. Creme-white, creamy, and tender flesh. Bush-variety around 60cm high and 90cm wide. From 1931. 50D. Cucurbita pepo. 6seeds/pack
€3.00
Bottle Gourd

Bottle Gourd

Bottle Gourd, a traditional bottle-shaped gourd. Climbing or trailing up to 250cm or more. Produces bottle-shaped fruits up to 30cm long. Young fruits can be cooked and eaten like squash. Has been grown for a very long time, not primarily for food, but for containers. Fully ripe fruits get hollow and hard as wood. Can be used as bottles for water or containers, musical instruments, lamps, and more. Lagenaria siceraria. 10seeds/pack
€3.00
Butternut

Butternut

Butternut - ‘Anquito Butternut’ produces elongated, bottle-shaped, orange-brown fruits, around 1,5-2kg each. Creamy, sweet, orange flesh. Early variety. Cucurbita moschata. 10seeds/pack
€3.00
Charleston Grey Watermelon

Charleston Grey Watermelon

Charleston Grey Watermelon produces oval, large fruits, with green-grey skin. Sweet and juicy red flesh. Larger and a bit later variety, grow in a warm place or a greenhouse. Citrullus lanatus. 6seeds/pack
€2.50
Cornichon de Paris Gherkin

Cornichon de Paris Gherkin

Cornichon de Paris is a gherkin variety of cucumber. Produces an abundance of short, compact cucumbers, with little “warts” on the skin. Juicy and crispy taste. Should be harvested when the fruits are around 2,50-5cm long, and fits perfectly in jars. An ideal variety for pickles and other preserves. Cucumis sativus. 15seeds/pack
€3.00
Crimson Sweet Watermelon

Crimson Sweet Watermelon

Crimson Sweet Watermelon produces round-oval, large fruits, white-green-striped. Sweet, red flesh. Larger and a bit later variety, grow in a warm place or a greenhouse. Citrullus lanatus. 10seeds/pack
€2.50
Cucamelon

Cucamelon

Cucamelon, also called Mexican miniature watermelon, Mexican sour cucumber, Mexican sour gherkin, and Mouse Melon. Climbing or trailing up 200cm. Produces small, oval watermelon-looking fruits, about 3-5cm long. Sweet-tangy flavor, can be eaten fresh in salads, etc. Melothria scabra. 7seeds/pack
€3.00
Figleaf Gourd

Figleaf Gourd

Figleaf Gourd, also called Malabar Gourd, Black Seed Squash, and Cidra. Climbing or trailing up to 500cm or more. Produces oval, green-white-striped fruits. Young fruits can be eaten as cucumbers. Fully ripe fruits can be used for marmalade etc. Large black seeds. Likes heat and water. Cucurbita ficifolia. 5seeds/pack
€2.50
Gete Okosomin

Gete Okosomin

Gete Okosomin produces large, elongated fruits, up to 8kg each. Bright orange-red fruits, slightly mottled fruits. Pleasant, sweet pumpkin flavor with a hint of melon. Very old variety that has been grown by native Americans for hundreds of years. Cucurbita maxima. 5seeds/pack
€3.00
Hercules Club

Hercules Club

Hercules Club, also called Long Gourd, Club Gourd, Cucuzzi Squash, Sicilian Snake. Produces very long fruits, up to 50-75cm. Young fruits are cooked and eaten like squash. White, delicate flesh. Fully ripe fruits get hard as wood. Climbing or trailing up to 250cm or more. Lagenaria longissima. 6seeds/pack
€3.00
Jaune Canari 3 Melon

Jaune Canari 3 Melon

Jaune Canari 3 produces oval, yellow fruits with creme-colored flesh. Sweet flavor with a nice aroma. Later variety, grow in a warm place or greenhouse. Cucumis melo. 10seeds/pack
€2.50
Kiwano

Kiwano

Kiwano, also call African Horned Cucumber, Horned Melon or Yelly Melon, is a vining species, easily climbing over 200cm. Heavy yielder of up to 10cm long fruits. The fruits are covered in spines or thorns. Can be eaten as unripe, in its green stage, or as yellow - fully ripe. As ripe the seeds inside the fruit get harder. Very yelly, with a melon-cucumber kind of flavor, mild and slightly sweet. Wants to grow in a warm place! Cucumis metuliferus. 10seeds/pack
€2.50
Kobra Gourd

Kobra Gourd

Gourd Kobra is a traditionally bottle-shaped gourd with fruits up to 30cm long. The fruits are bright green, mottled with pale spots and streaks. Climbing or trailing up to 250cm or more. Young fruits can be cooked and eaten like squash. Gourds have been grown for a very long time, not primarily for food, but for containers. Fully ripe fruits get hollow and hard as wood. Can be used as bottles for water or containers, musical instruments, lamps, and more. Lagenaria siceraria. 4seeds/pack
€3.00
Korila

Korila

Korila is a vining species, climbing over 200cm. Produces pale-green cucumber-looking fruits around 7-12cm long. The seeds are black as fully ripe, should not be eaten since they are quite hard. The fruits are hollow and can be filled and cooked. The leaves are heavily lobed. Cyclanthera pedata. 7seeds/pack
€2.50