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The hubba gourd was a type of melon that grew in rock recesses on the planet of Tatooine. Although its juice was sour and difficult to digest for Humans, the hubba gourd was the main staple foodstuff of the Jawas and the Tusken Raider, the two sentient species native to Tatooine. The name happens to be a translation from the Jawaese phrase: "The Staff of Life".
Biology and appearanceEdit
Hubba gourds were tough-skinned melons, that grew in the shadows of the cliffs on Tatooine. They could be round or elongated. Those fruits were normally covered with tiny reflective crystals that protected them from excessive solar exposure. The gourd's interior was filled with tough, stringy fibers that contained a sour fluid. During their growing season, hubba gourds were colored green, and they would eventually take a yellowish hue. When ripe, those fruits also exhaled a distinctive smell. The seeds of the hubba gourd were pale and transparent.
The hubba gourd was prime food for Tusken Raiders and Jawas; the latter species found it particularly delicious when roasted. In fact, the word hubba itself was Jawaese for "the staff of life," indicating how important it was to that species' survival. Despite often finding the gourd hard to digest and bitter, other species could also consume it, including Humans, Gerans and Askajians. Additionally, a drink, a type of bread and a snack could be made from hubba gourds.
- Episode I Adventures 5: The Ghostling Children
- Episode I Adventures 6: The Hunt for Anakin Skywalker
- Episode I Adventures 8: Trouble on Tatooine
- Star Wars 11: Outlander, Part 5 (Mentioned only)
- Kenobi (Mentioned only)
- War on the Jundland Wastes
- The Sand Tender: The Hammerhead's Tale
- Swap Meet: The Jawa's Tale
- Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided (Mentioned only)
- Skin Deep: The Fat Dancer's Tale
- Tatooine Ghost
- Junior Jedi Knights: Promises
- Dark Nest III: The Swarm War (Mentioned only)
- Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse (Mentioned only)
- The Illustrated Star Wars Universe
- Star Wars Encyclopedia
- The New Essential Guide to Alien Species
- The University of Sanbra Guide to Intelligent Life: The Jawas"—Star Wars Gamer 3 "
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Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 The Official Star Wars Fact File 63 (JAW6, Jawas)
- ↑ Tatooine Ghost
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Skin Deep: The Fat Dancer's Tale
- ↑ The New Essential Guide to Alien Species
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Junior Jedi Knights: Promises
- ↑ War on the Jundland Wastes
- ↑ Dark Nest III: The Swarm War
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 The Sand Tender: The Hammerhead's Tale
- ↑ Swap Meet: The Jawa's Tale
- ↑ Fate of the Jedi: Abyss
- ↑ Star Wars 11: Outlander, Part 5
- ↑ Dark Nest II: The Unseen Queen
- ↑ Star Wars Galaxies - information from mission terminals