Calabash Gourd Seeds (Asian vegetable) "Calabash Round"
Calabash Gourd Seeds (Asian vegetable) "Calabash Round" a.K.a lauki, guava bean, opo, kampyo, yugao,Organic HEIRLOOM , Open Pollinated.
This round-shaped gourd has many uses. The immature fruit can be steamed; it must be picked before the skin hardens. Mature fruit is used mainly for kampyo by drying the gourd flesh into strips for sushi. Kampyo needs to be soaked, salted, rinsed and boiled to soften it for use.
Maturity: Approx. 100 days
Planting season: Late spring to early summer
Cultivation: Needs a long, warm growing season. Prepare fertile, well drained soil. Sow seeds in spring/early summer after last frost in a warm, sunny location. Hill planting: Form soil into a 1-ft. diameter mound 3-4' tall. Space mounds 5-10' apart. On each mound plant 1-2 seeds. Row planting: See spacing info in chart. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Train to climb a vertical support for better air circulation, straighter fruit and ease of harvest or leave to sprawl on the ground. May need hand pollinating.
Asian vegetable names...
China: peou gwa, po gua, poo gua, , dudhi, hu gau, hu lu gua
Japan: kampyo, yugao
Thailand: buap khaus