EXCLUSIVE - Here are the best large smooth gourds to grace the garden and carve into beautiful vessels and ornaments. Corsican’s flattened, round shape is perfect for decorated containers; Birdhouse’s hourglass form makes perfect garden homes for Purple Martins and other birds. Gourds grow effortlessly on beautiful long vines to trellis or let sprawl at garden edges.
Product Weight: 4 grams / Approximately 20-25 seeds
Plant Type: Vegetable
Days to Harvest: 120-150 days
Days to Seed Germination: 14-21 days
Seed Planting Depth: 2.5 cm (1")
Seed Spacing: 10 cm (4")
Row Spacing: 120 cm (48")
Plant Spacing: 15 cm (6")
Planting Instructions: Several weeks before last spring frost date, sow seeds 1 inch deep in individual pots of seed starting mix. Keep warm and moist while awaiting germination and provide a strong light source. When seedlings are well-established and night temps. stay above 50°F (10°C), acclimate to outdoor conditions. Transplant at sunny garden edges to ramble, or 12 inches apart along a sturdy fence or trellis to form a lush canopy.
Gourds are mature when the tendril next to stem has turned brown and rinds are tough. Harvest with several inches of stem. Dry gourds in a well-ventilated place.