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Langenaria sicetaria HEIRLOOM from Italy . These Italian pale green snake-like gourds are edible when young and tender (test with a fingernail to see if still tender enough to eat), and decorative when mature. Some fruits develop darker green spots as they harden. Delicious and productive, can be used like zucchini, very disease resistant, and unattractive to stem-boring insects. We found that these amazing plants really took off after most zucchinis had finished, or succumbed to wilt or mildew. An energetic climber or viner, beautiful white flowers attract bees and hummingbirds!