Re: [fukuoka_farming] Buffalo gourd
- No sorry, don't know it.
I just started my pumpkins and cucumbers in seedboxes today.
Of the pumpkin seeds I have, there is only one oil-seed pumpkin,
it is called Curcurbita pepo. The seeds don't have a shell and
can be used in soups etc. The flesh can also be eaten, even
though it is a little fibrous. My favourite pumpkins are Butternut,
Muscat and Hokkaido pumpkin. They don't get very big, but
have very firm flesh and can last for a year or longer.
Jeff <shultonus@...> wrote:
I think its too cold up here in ND to try,
but I was wondering (Deiter maybe) if anyone tried growing
buffalo gourd for the seeds or oil.
It perrennial and adapted to the sw US deserts.. naitive kansas south,
the fruit itself is horribly bitter, but the seeds are fine once
cleaned, and high in oil >40% close to 50%
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