SPERLING’S Leohengrin Ornamental Gourdes

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Kathy Jukes asked 16 years ago

Hi Please can you tell me whether the Ornamental Gourds (which I have grown from seeds) namely SPERLING’S Lohengrin, are edible?If they are, am I correct in assuming that they are cooked as for courgettes/marrows?Kind Regards Kathy Jukes

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
Decorative gourds have hard shells when allowed to ripen fully. When immature, these cane be cooked, but some kinds are more favoursome that others.

If they are not now gone too hard, it  might be worth trying a couple.