Ryan M Miller wrote:The bad news is I tasted one of the fruits from one of the ornamental gourd plants and it was soapy and bitter. [...] This means I will have to either cull out any bitter-tasting ornamental gourd plants for at least two years or replace my entire breeding stock with Aaron thatcher's squash.
Ryan M Miller wrote:I need to decide whether I should cut the fruit off the vine to cure indoors next to my dehumidifier or leave the fruit hanging on the dead vine for two more weeks.
Greg Martin wrote:Ryan, I'm up for growing some out next year for your project if you'd like. If so drop me a PM and we can review a plan. I can't grow out a massive number, but I can do perhaps a few dozen. If we follow Joseph's advice we could screen a lot more to the early seedling stage and screen out the ones with toxin genes by dabbing cut off cotyledons to our tongues! :)