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Dean_W
Central Texas, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 19, 2012
11:43 AM

Post #9129645

Anyone growing Bitter Gourds? They're pretty tasty with pork dishes. Hope no vegetarians are offended. :)
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/168905/

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stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 19, 2012
11:52 AM

Post #9129654

You need to submit your pics to the plant files.
Dean_W
Central Texas, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 19, 2012
11:54 AM

Post #9129655

stephanietx wrote:You need to submit your pics to the plant files.


Thanks Stephanie, I just did. I guess it can take awhile before they are approved.

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 19, 2012
11:55 AM

Post #9129656

Yep!
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 20, 2012
10:27 AM

Post #9130640

Not offended here... I am a carnivore. lol

Interesting looking gourd Dean, how do you personally prepare them with pork? Kristi
Dean_W
Central Texas, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 20, 2012
10:44 AM

Post #9130661

Good!

My wife cooks them. They're hollow inside so she takes out the seeds ,stuffs them with shredded pork and mushrooms. They are pretty tasty and supposed to be good for you too.
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 20, 2012
10:46 AM

Post #9130667

Excellent ~ thanks. That sounds yummy.
Do you only eat them fresh or will they store?
Dean_W
Central Texas, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 20, 2012
10:48 AM

Post #9130672

We eat them fresh, but they will store for awhile in the fridge.
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 20, 2012
10:51 AM

Post #9130674

Good to know, thanks.
astcgirl
Brandon, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 20, 2012
1:10 PM

Post #9130765

We grew them last year...my neighbor grew up on them in Guyana. I personally couldn't handle the bitterness of them no matter how she prepared them but I did use the leaves dried and then brewed as a tonic to clean out my system. The white ones are supposed to be less bitter than the dark green ones. We grew about 3 varieties. It was a fun plant to grow...certainly abundant however it was a once only.
Dean_W
Central Texas, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 20, 2012
1:34 PM

Post #9130793

astcgirl wrote:We grew them last year...my neighbor grew up on them in Guyana. I personally couldn't handle the bitterness of them no matter how she prepared them but I did use the leaves dried and then brewed as a tonic to clean out my system. The white ones are supposed to be less bitter than the dark green ones. We grew about 3 varieties. It was a fun plant to grow...certainly abundant however it was a once only.


Cool!
Dean_W
Central Texas, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 21, 2012
8:53 AM

Post #9131871

Found a really big one today. It is 7" long and 3" wide. I'll save the seeds from this one.

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