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Gourd Snake Bean


Native to China and a staple vegetable in India, this unusual heirloom is extremely rare in the UK.  It really does look like a snake, though as the name suggests it carries a flavour more like a green bean. Grow it vertically for long, straighter harvests. Fabulous in curries, the sweet sticky seed coating that can be used like tomato paste. A show stopping addition to your garden.

Average 10 seeds.

In stock

321 in stock

Sowing info

Much easier to grow than people think, soak seeds for 24h before sowing. Sow seeds indoors 2cm deep on their edge and keep at 25-28C. Germination takes up to 21 days. Keep warm and protected until after last frost when they can be planted into their final position.

Growing info

These plants love heat so will perform best in a polytunnel or greenhouse, the hotter they are, the more they produce. We’ve had over 20 large luffa from one plant in a hot summer! These are efficient climbers so provide adequate support.

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


Unusual Veg



Sow Month

April, February, March

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.