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Q.Can You Dry Hedgehog Gourds?

Zone 4935-360 | cindyspain84 added on October 9, 2021 | Answered

I would like to know if you can dry hedhog gourds as a whole fruit like other hardshell gourds for crafting and decoration .I saw someone mention it,in a gourdbook and would like aditional information. Also mentioned was the wax gourd .

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Answered on October 12, 2021

Technically speaking, this is a member of the cucumber and true melon family, rather than a gourd. With this being said, it will act like a cucumber or melon and shrivel upon drying, unfortunately.

This article will give you more information on the plant:


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