Gourds

Please refer to Gourd Cultural Notes for growing information.




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Apple Gourd GOURD, ORNAMENTAL 3 g

Apple Gourd GOURD, ORNAMENTAL 3 g

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 sometimes called Apple gourds.) Pkt 2g.
$2.75

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Birdhouse Gourd, Bradshaw's ORNAMENTAL GOURD

Birdhouse Gourd, Bradshaw's ORNAMENTAL GOURD

95 days. This long-handled ball-shaped gourd can be hollowed out to make attractive birdhouses, or it can be used as a dipper gourd. 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...
$2.95

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Bushel Gourd GOURD, ORNAMENTAL 3 g

Bushel Gourd GOURD, ORNAMENTAL 3 g

130 days. It is the largest gourd we offer. It is not unusual for them to grow to over the size of one bushel, especially if you trim them to 1 fruit per plant. Slate gray gourds make excellent baskets when dried, as their shells are stronger than other gourds tend to be. Pkt (3g)
$2.75

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Cucuzzi GOURD, EDIBLE 3 g

Cucuzzi GOURD, EDIBLE 3 g

(Zuchetta, Guinea Bean) Luffa cylindrica 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, but had...
$2.75

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Egg GOURD, ORNAMENTAL 0.75 g

Egg GOURD, ORNAMENTAL 0.75 g

(Cucurbita pepo) Old-timers put these small egg-shaped gourds in nests to encourage hens to lay their own. Gourds are goose-egg size and smaller (space plants closer together for smaller fruits). Pkt (0.75 g, 24 seeds)
$2.50

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Luffa GOURD, EDIBLE 3 g

Luffa GOURD, EDIBLE 3 g

(Chinese Vining Okra, Vegetable Sponge, Dishcloth Gourd) (Luffa cylindrica)65 days for edible fruits, 150 days for sponges. The young gourds are edible and are eaten like okra, especially throughout parts of the South. Best eaten at 1 in. diameter or less. (The bug-resistant plants are a...
$2.75

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Ornamental Gourds, Large Mixed GOURD, ORNAMENTAL 3 g

Ornamental Gourds, Large Mixed GOURD, ORNAMENTAL 3 g

Attractive and useful mixture of large gourds separately grown, then blended to include varieties such as 'Bottle', 'Powder Horn', 'Long-Handled Dipper', 'Hercules Club', and 'Italian Edible'. Pkt. (3 g, 18 seeds)
$2.40

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Ornamental Gourds, Small Mixed GOURD, ORNAMENTAL 3 g

Ornamental Gourds, Small Mixed GOURD, ORNAMENTAL 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)
$2.40

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