Gourds Specialty Wings & Warts

Renee's whimsical Wings and Warts gourds are fun and easy-to-grow from seed. The 5-6 inch gourds come either smooth-skinned with unique winged bulbs, or warted and shaped like spoons, pears or globes and come in artful combinations of harvest colors. You'll have an abundance of gourds in shades of orange, gold, buff, green and cream. Wings and Warts are perfect long-lasting decorations for Halloween and Thanksgiving. These quirky gourds are ideal for growing with kids of all ages.

Product Weight: 1.5 grams / Approximately 25-30 seeds

Plant Type: Vegetable

Flavor: decorative

Days to Harvest: 100-120 days

Days to Seed Germination: 7 to 14 days

Seed Planting Depth: 2.5 cm (1")

Seed Spacing: 15 cm (6")

Row Spacing: 120 cm (48")

Plant Spacing: 15 cm (6")

Planting Instructions: Several weeks before last spring frost date, sow 2 seeds each, 1 inch deep, in individual pots of potting mix. Keep warm and moist and provide a strong light source. When seedlings are well-established and outside temperatures are above 50°, pinch to one plant per pot and acclimate them to outdoor conditions. Transplant seedlings at sunny garden edges to ramble or 12 inches apart along a sturdy fence or trellis to form a lush canopy.

Gourds need full sun, very rich fertile soil and warm temperatures. For earliest and best yields, hand-pollinate gourds: break off a blooming male flower and dust pollen onto fresh female flowers (the ones with small fruits at the base).

 

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