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Apple Gourd Ornamental Gourd 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 (3 g, 15 seeds)
Birdhouse Gourd, Bradshaw's Ornamental Gourd 3 g
) 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...
Bushel Gourd Ornamental Gourd 3 g
) 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...
Corsica Flat Ornamental Gourd 2 g
)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)
Cucuzzi Edible Gourd 3 g
(Zuchetta, Guinea Bean) (
) 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,...
Egg Ornamental Gourd 0.75 g
) 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)
Healing Squash Gourd Edible Gourd 3 g
) 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...
Luffa Edible Gourd 3 g
(Vegetable Sponge, Dishcloth Gourd)
) 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...
Luffa, Ridged Edible Gourd 3 g
(Chinese Vining Okra, Ridge Gourd)
) 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...
Ornamental Gourds, Large Mixed Ornamental Gourds 3 g
) 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)
Ornamental Gourds, Small Mixed Ornamental Gourds 3 g
) 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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