- The Cucuzzi (Italian Edible) gourds ahve a yellow flesh that can be eaten like a squash.
Cucuzzi (Italian Edible) gourds can be eaten like a squash. Gourds have light green smooth skin and pale yellow flesh, and grow up 30-48" long and 2" wide. Plants grow 18-24" in height and have white blooming flowers. Sow seeds indoors for transplant or directly. Plant in the spring in full sun.