Gourds

Please refer to Gourd Cultural Notes for growing information.




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Apple Gourd Ornamental Gourd 3 g

Apple Gourd Ornamental Gourd 3 g

Now sold out for 2016 (Lagenaria siceraria) Unusual apple-shaped gourds. The 4 lb fruit is medium green with darker green specks. Very attractive for fall decorating, and popular dried and painted. (Not to be confused with edible Tinda gourds, also...
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Birdhouse Gourd, Bradshaw's Ornamental Gourd 3 g

Birdhouse Gourd, Bradshaw's Ornamental Gourd 3 g

(Lagenaria siceraria) 95 days. For over 50 years, Dr. David Bradshaw has been selecting the strongest and best-shaped gourds for Purple Martin (Progne subis subis) birdhouses. This species, the largest American swallow, suffered a population crash in the 20th Century due to the...
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Bushel Gourd Ornamental Gourd 3 g

Bushel Gourd Ornamental Gourd 3 g

(Lagenaria siceraria) 130 days. Largest gourd we offer. It is not unusual for them to grow to over the size of a bushel, especially if you trim them to 1 fruit per plant. Needs a long season to mature - plant as early as possible. Slate gray gourds make excellent baskets when dried, as...
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Corsica Flat Ornamental Gourd 2 g

Corsica Flat Ornamental Gourd 2 g

(Lagenaria siceraria)130 days. [Introduced 1992 by SESE.] Used in Peru for carving decorative bowls. Attractive, round-flattened gourds 3½-5 in. deep and 6-12 in. in diameter. Decorative in themselves, especially when dried with an attached curvilinear stem. Pkt (2 g, 15 seeds)
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Cucuzzi Edible Gourd 3 g

Cucuzzi Edible Gourd 3 g

(Zuchetta, Guinea Bean) (Lagenaria siceraria) 60 days. [Italian heirloom, grown by Jefferson at Monticello.] Pale green fruits up to 36 in. long, for best tenderness harvest at 6-12 in. Fruits milder than luffa. Bug-resistant plants are a great zucchini substitute. Normally very vigorous,...
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Egg Ornamental Gourd 0.75 g

Egg Ornamental Gourd 0.75 g

This variety is likely to be discontinued in 2017 - get it while you can! Small crop, now sold out for 2016 (Cucurbita pepo) Old-timers put these small egg-shaped gourds in nests to encourage hens to lay their own....
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Healing Squash Gourd Edible Gourd 3 g

Healing Squash Gourd Edible Gourd 3 g

(Lagenaria siceraria) 52 days for edible fruits, 95 days for hard-shell gourds. Harvest tender fruits at 10-20 in. as a mild substitute for zucchini. (Very young fruits, 7 in. and under, are bitter.) The bottom end of a fruit may be harvested, leaving the remainder on the vine; it’ll...
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Luffa Edible Gourd 3 g

Luffa Edible Gourd 3 g

(Vegetable Sponge, Dishcloth Gourd) (Luffa cylindrica) 65 days for edible fruits, 150 days for sponges. The young gourds are edible and make a great zucchini substitute. Best eaten at 1 in. diameter or less. Mature, dark green 14-24 in. fruits may be retted (soaked in water to...
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Luffa, Ridged Edible Gourd 3 g

Luffa, Ridged Edible Gourd 3 g

(Chinese Vining Okra, Ridge Gourd) (Luffa acutangula) 76 days for edible fruits, 135 days for sponges. Harvest the long, angular fruits for edible fruits when tender and young, at about 1¼-1½ in. x 6-14 in, picking every 2-3 days. Use as a substitute for summer squash...
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Ornamental Gourds, Large Mixed Ornamental Gourds 3 g

Ornamental Gourds, Large Mixed Ornamental Gourds 3 g

(Lagenaria siceraria) Attractive and useful mixture of large gourds separately grown from seed to maintain purity, then blended to include varieties such as Bottle, Powder Horn, Long-Handled Dipper, Hercules Club, and Italian Edible. Pkt (3 g, 18 seeds)
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Ornamental Gourds, Small Mixed Ornamental Gourds 3 g

Ornamental Gourds, Small Mixed Ornamental Gourds 3 g

(Cucurbita pepo) Attractive mixture of small gourds separately grown from seed to maintain purity, then blended. Includes varieties such as Apple, Pear, Small Orange, Yellow-Warted, Flat-Striped, and Crown of Thorns. Pkt (3 g, 57 seeds)
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