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Produce => Edible Plants => Topic started by: saddad on October 03, 2020, 14:17:37

Title: Serpent Squash
Post by: saddad on October 03, 2020, 14:17:37
Well we have a couple... but no idea what to do with them...
Title: Re: Serpent Squash
Post by: gray1720 on October 03, 2020, 15:00:26
Oh, I say, that's a long one!

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Title: Re: Serpent Squash
Post by: saddad on October 03, 2020, 15:40:55
Titter ye not!
Title: Re: Serpent Squash
Post by: galina on October 03, 2020, 19:51:27
Store it for a bit for the flavour to intensify, then eat like butternut.   :wave:
Title: Re: Serpent Squash
Post by: saddad on October 03, 2020, 21:45:07
It's in the garage, maturing as we speak!
Title: Re: Serpent Squash
Post by: gwynleg on October 04, 2020, 07:24:35
Yes we have rather long ones too. Theyíre gourds rather than squash arenít they? White flowers. Iíve seen them hardened off and painted to look like snakes - maybe scare the cats from my garden? Novel draft excluder perhaps?

We didnít like the taste of the small fruits so donít really want to eat the big ones either.
Title: Re: Serpent Squash
Post by: galina on October 04, 2020, 10:25:53
If they are the white flowered ones, then my advice above was wrong.  I thought they were the yellow flowered type.  Nothing will make these white flowered ones edible past the very young stage.  Sorry if I gave you the wrong idea.  Maybe they can be turned into an alphorn?   :BangHead: 
Title: Re: Serpent Squash
Post by: saddad on October 04, 2020, 21:34:09
Definitely white flowered... but worth growing just for the S#D factor!
Title: Re: Serpent Squash
Post by: Digeroo on October 26, 2020, 12:29:35
Suggest you grow Tromba d'Albenga instead next year.   
Snake gourds are interesting, but not good to eat.