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Gourd Italian Snake


A popular Italian heirloom that was a staple long before the arrival of squash into Europe. These amazing gourds will easily grow to a metre or more but are best picked when 50cm or less and enjoyed as a courgette that won’t go too soft when cooked.

Average 8 seeds.

In stock

418 in stock

Sowing info

Sow from April to May indoors. Soak seeds for 24h before sowing. Sow 1cm deep on their edge and cover with compost and keep in a warm place at 20-25C. Keep the surface of the compost moist, but not too wet, germination in 5-7 days. Plant out into a sunny sheltered position after all risk of frost has passed.

Growing info

Plants can grow very large so allow sufficient space to sprawl or supply a sturdy support to climb. If straight fruits are desired plant must be grown vertically.

Sowing Months: February – May
Harvest Months: July – October
Position: Full sun

Delivery to the UK only for all products and gift vouchers.

Standard Delivery
We aim to dispatch within 24 hours of receipt of order, standard delivery takes 2-3 days. During busy periods such as Christmas they may take longer.

Delivery Costs

Seeds up to 20 packs – Royal Mail untracked £2.95
Seeds over 20 packs – Royal Mail Small Parcel Tracked 48 £4.95

If you would like to return your seeds, you can do so within 14 days of receiving them. All seed packs must be returned fully sealed and in their original packaging and state. When we receive your return, we will issue a refund within 7 working days if the packs are in good order.

Returns postage cost must be paid for yourself.

Unfortunately we cannot accept returns due to germination issues because there are too many variables involved in growing. We carefully monitor our germination rates to offer the highest quality seeds possible to our customers.

Please send returns [with your order number and contact details] to:

She Grows Veg Ltd.
Office 3,
Great Gilberts Farm,
Bluegate Lane,
Capel St Mary,

Please note that gift vouchers are non-refundable.
We very much hope you’re happy with your seed order. If we have made a mistake, please get in touch with us and we are very happy to help. Email – info@shegrowsveg.com.