Here's a squash-like novelty that produces long, curly specimens. Pick the young fruits at about 10 inches and fry them like eggplants. More mature fruits can be prepared like summer squash -- try them stuffed and baked. Easy to grow! Mature in 100 days.
Planting guide: Plant seed on edge 1 inch deep, close to poles or trellis. Thin to 2 plants in a hill and hills 3 feet apart. Plant in a sunny location. Seed can also be started indoors for an earlier harvest.
These items are useful when starting seeds indoors for transplanting: