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Squash - Ficifolia

Squash - Ficifolia

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Fig Leaf Gourd (Cucurbita ficifolia), also known as Chilacoyta (Mexico), Alcoyota (South America), Shark Fin Melon (China), Malabar Gourd (India) is native to Southern Mexico, where it is traditionally used to make candy. The plant produces fruits with edible black seeds, and the flesh is white with a mild flavor. Many of these seeds are originally from seeds contributed by Joseph Lofthouse, then grown in coastal California.


Packets contain approximately 35 seeds.

Are seeds really free?

Our mission is to make diverse seeds available to everyone. Although the seeds are free, you will need to pay for shipping. In addition, we ask you to consider making a donation to cover program costs. This allows us to make seed free for those who need it.

When will I get my seeds?

Seeds will ship within a week of ordering. This program is run by dedicated and hardworking volunteers.  Going to Seed is not a seed company. You may receive packages that have less than the stated number of seeds, germination rates may not meet the federal standards, shipping may be slower than you prefer, or there may be any other number of unanticipated glitches. Please be patient with us as we improve the standards over time.

How are seeds packaged?

Seeds are packed in moisture proof, 100% compostable materials. We recommend saving this packet to fill and send back to the program.

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About the Seed Steward

Emily Martha Sorensen lives in Utah with her wonderful husband, their children who occasionally behave, and a permaculture food forest in progress.  She loves diversity and fun surprises, both in gardening and in life.  She writes humorous fantasy books.  She has a website at