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GOURDS




Soil pH 6.0 to 7.0 - Sow the seeds outside after all danger of frost has passed. Sow the seeds 1" deep, 4' apart, in rows 5-6' apart. Harvest when the skin is tough and cannot be pierced with your fingernail. Grows best in full sun.

(5111) BIRDHOUSE GOURD (Lagenaria siceraria) 125 days
The large, round bottom section of this gourd connects to a narrow neck with a smaller, round upper section. The perfect selection for assisting our feathered friends! Harvest the gourds when the skin turns a white-brown color, then dry thoroughly to make a durable bird house. Start indoors for areas with short growing seasons.
PKT. - 15 seeds
Price: $1.25
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(5117) BLISTER GOURD (Lagenaria siceraria)
120 days – This apple-shaped 9 x 12 inch, light green gourd is entirely covered with warts. Very decorative; a good choice for autumn displays and decorating.
PKT. – 15 seeds
Price: $1.25
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(5116) BOTTLE MARTINHOUSE GOURD (Lagenaria siceraria) 90-110 days
Similar in shape and size to the Birdhouse gourd, except this variety has a slightly longer neck. Perfect for making hanging birdhouses to attract colonies of Purple Martins, but also great for crafts! Start indoors for areas with short growing seasons.
PKT. - 15 seeds
Price: $1.25
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(5118) BUSHEL GOURD (Lagenaria siceraria)
110-130 days – This unusual variety is perfect used either as a container or for crafts. The huge fruits can grow 3-5 feet in diameter, with a weight of 25-50 pounds. Drying the gourd after harvesting produces a less heavy, more manageable size.
PKT. – 15 seeds
Price: $1.25
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(5110) DIPPER GOURD (Lagenaria siceraria) 125 days
This unique gourd has a 4 inch oval end and is attached to a 12 inch "handle". Dry the fruits to make handy, durable utensils for dipping liquids or grains! Start indoors for areas with short growing seasons.
PKT. - 15 seeds
Price: $1.25
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(5115) LARGE MIXED GOURD (Lagenaria siceraria) 125 days
A terrific selection of larger varieties, including bottle, bushel, calabash, caveman's club, corsican, cucuzzi, dipper, longa di pergola and syphon. Start indoors for areas with a short growing season. A great assortment!
PKT. - 15 seeds
Price: $1.25
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(5113) LUFFA GOURD (Luffa cylindrica) 130 days
A very unique variety often used as sponges for bathing. After curing, remove the seeds from inside, peel away the skin and pulp, and bathe with this enviromentally friendly gift of nature! Due to its long growing time, northern gardeners should start inside and transplant to a sunny location outside after the last spring frost.
PKT. - 15 seeds
Price: $1.25
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(5112) ORNAMENTAL SMALL MIX GOURD (Cucurbita pepo) 95 days
A delightful mix of small, early type gourds, including flat-striped, yellow-warted, crown of thorns, spoon, nestegg, apple and others! A very attractive and unique collection for fall decorations!
PKT. - 20 seeds
Price: $1.25
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(5119) SNAKE GOURD (Lagenaria siceraria)
180 days - This thin, 18" x 3" diameter gourd is the perfect shaped to use for rattles, rain sticks, and fake snakes. A very unusual gourd that can also be used in autumn decorations.
PKT. – 15 seeds
Price: $1.25
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(5114) SPECKLED SWAN GOURD (Lagenaria siceraria) 125 days
Very attractive swan-shaped gourds, with long graceful "necks" curving down towards their bodies. Beautiful speckled green flesh make unique fall decorations! Start indoors for areas with short growing seasons.
PKT. - 15 seeds
Price: $1.25
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(5109) TEN COMMANDMENTS GOURD (C. pepo) 95 days
This ornamental mix of speckled, multicolors and stripes will add a festive flair to fall decorating. The grapefruit-sized fruits have 5 pairs of protruding spines that face the blossom end.
PKT. - 15 seeds
Price: $1.25
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