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Hairy Gourd, Haired Gourd, Fuzzy Gourd, Fuzzy Squash, Mao Gua, Mao Qua, Hairy Cucumber
Benincasa hispida var. chieh-gua 'Long Fuzzy'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Benincasa (ben-in-KAH-suh) (Info)
Species: hispida var. chieh-gua
Cultivar: Long Fuzzy

Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Vines and Climbers

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lakeland, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Sep 19, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A fuzzy gourd, 2 feet long x 6 inches in diameter. (90 Day)