Oil gourd (Cucurbita pepo var. oleifera) has seeds with no shells. This gourd was sourced from a farmer in Styria, where these crops are traditionally grown. It offers a high-quality, edible oil that can be extracted from the seeds. These same seeds make a great raw food snack since they do not have a hard shell. What is more, they are considered a natural preventative to prostate issues.
Sow from mid-April as single seeds in 10-cm pots at about 20º C. Lightly cover seeds with loose soil or sand and keep moist. Transplant into the field from May 20th at the foot of the compost pile or in nutrient-rich soil. (Beware of slug damage!) Keep free from frost. Space individual plants at 80–100 cm on all sides. Harvest before the first frost. Store in at least 15º C.
Sowing quantity 25 g/Are