This calabash gourd variety produces a long bat-shaped gourd that is most tender when picked 14-24" long. The light green skinned fruits have white flesh and are sweet and entirely edible when harvested at this immature stage. The gourd can be left to fully mature and the skin will harden. The vine is very vigorous and has white flowers.
Asian vegetable names...
China: peou gwa, po gua, poo gua, , dudhi, hu gau, hu lu gua
Japan: kampyo, yugao
Thailand: buap khaus