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  1. Snake Gourd

    SNAKE GOURD

    This gourd grows up to 3 feet long, is 8" around, and has light-green, mottled skin. Makes a good conversation piece, or a baseball bat. If you want it to grow straight, grow on a trellis.Gourd plants are extremely vigorous and require a long, warm growing season, ranging from 95 to 120 days to maturity. Gourds are ready for harvest when the stems dry and turn brown. Harvest before a frost. This is a Lagenaria or hard-skinned gourd and can be dried in a two step process, taking 1 to six months depending on the size of the gourd. First you must clean and dry the outside surface, wiping with alcohol will ensure the surface dries completely. Place the clean gourd in a dark, well ventilated area for about a week, turning and checking daily. Discard any fruit showing any signs of decay or soft spots, do not allow other fruit to touch. After about a week, the outer skin of the gourd should be well dried. Internal drying is the second step and can take one to six months, depending on the size of the fruit. Providing warmth will hasten the curing process and discourage decay. Keep in a dark, well ventilated area and wipe away any mold that appears with bleach. As long as the gourd is hard, it should be fine. Check often and turn so that it will dry evenly. When the gourd is light in weight and you can hear seeds rattling inside when shaken, it is ready for painting, waxing, or shellacking. 25 seeds. Learn More
    $1.75

  2. Spinning or Dancing Gourd

    SPINNING OR DANCING GOURD

    This small hard-shelled gourd originated in Tennessee. Children would keep the green and white fruit in their pockets to play with as they spin like a top. Gourd plants are extremely vigorous and require a long, warm growing season, ranging from 95 to 120 days to maturity. Gourds are ready for harvest when the stems dry and turn brown. Harvest before a frost. This is a Cucurbita or soft-skinned gourd and can be dried in a two step process, taking 1 to six months depending on the size of the gourd. First you must clean and dry the outside surface, wiping with alcohol will ensure the surface dries completely. Place the clean gourd in a dark, well ventilated area for about a week, turning and checking daily. Discard any fruit showing any signs of decay or soft spots, do not allow other fruit to touch. After about a week, the outer skin of the gourd should be well dried. Internal drying is the second step and takes about a month. Providing warmth will hasten the curing process and discourage decay. Keep in a dark, well ventilated area and wipe away any mold that appears with bleach. As long as the gourd is hard, it should be fine. Check often and turn so that it will dry evenly. When the gourd is light in weight and you can hear seeds rattling inside when shaken it is ready for painting or crafting. 25 seeds. Learn More
    $1.75

  3. Cavemans Club Gourd

    CAVEMANS CLUB GOURD

    The name says it all. This bumpy dark green dipper-type gourd grows 8 to 12 inches long. Gourd plants are extremely vigorous and require a long, warm growing season, ranging from 95 to 120 days to maturity. Gourds are ready for harvest when the stems dry and turn brown. Harvest before a frost. This is a Lagenaria or hard-skinned gourd and can be dried in a two step process, taking 1 to six months depending on the size of the gourd. First you must clean and dry the outside surface, wiping with alcohol will ensure the surface dries completely. Place the clean gourd in a dark, well ventilated area for about a week, turning and checking daily. Discard any fruit showing any signs of decay or soft spots, do not allow other fruit to touch. After about a week, the outer skin of the gourd should be well dried. Internal drying is the second step and can take one to six months, depending on the size of the fruit. Providing warmth will hasten the curing process and discourage decay. Keep in a dark, well ventilated area and wipe away any mold that appears with bleach. As long as the gourd is hard, it should be fine. Check often and turn so that it will dry evenly. When the gourd is light in weight and you can hear seeds rattling inside when shaken, it is ready for painting, waxing, or shellacking. 25 seeds. Learn More
    $1.75

  4. Long Handled Dipper Gourd

    LONG HANDLED DIPPER GOURD

    This gourd has a long, skinny, curving neck with a round bulbous end and can be cut and used as a ladle or dipper when dried. Grow on a trellis for straighter, longer handles, or try bending them into a knot when fruit is very young! Gourd plants are extremely vigorous and require a long, warm growing season, ranging from 95 to 120 days to maturity. Gourds are ready for harvest when the stems dry and turn brown. Harvest before a frost. This is a Lagenaria or hard-skinned gourd and can be dried in a two step process, taking 1 to six months depending on the size of the gourd. First you must clean and dry the outside surface, wiping with alcohol will ensure the surface dries completely. Place the clean gourd in a dark, well ventilated area for about a week, turning and checking daily. Discard any fruit showing any signs of decay or soft spots, do not allow other fruit to touch. After about a week, the outer skin of the gourd should be well dried. Internal drying is the second step and can take one to six months, depending on the size of the fruit. Providing warmth will hasten the curing process and discourage decay. Keep in a dark, well ventilated area and wipe away any mold that appears with bleach. As long as the gourd is hard, it should be fine. Check often and turn so that it will dry evenly. When the gourd is light in weight and you can hear seeds rattling inside when shaken, it is ready for painting, waxing, or shellacking. 25 seeds. Learn More
    $1.75

  5. TURKS TURBAN GOURD

    TURKS TURBAN GOURD

    This very colorful globe gourd, bright orange with green and cream striping on the cap, is shaped like a small buttercup squash. Grows about 6 inches tall and is edible--great for stuffing and baking. Gourd plants are extremely vigorous, covering a lot of ground--some of our vines even took to the trees. In general, these gourds require a long, warm growing season, ranging from 95 to 120 days to maturity. Gourds are ready for harvest when the stems dry and turn brown. Harvest before a frost. This is a Cucurbita or soft-skinned gourd and can be dried in a two step process, taking 1 to six months depending on the size of the gourd. First you must clean and dry the outside surface, wiping with alcohol will ensure the surface dries completely. Place the clean gourd in a dark, well ventilated area for about a week, turning and checking daily. Discard any fruit showing any signs of decay or soft spots, do not allow other fruit to touch. After about a week, the outer skin of the gourd should be well dried. Internal drying is the second step and takes about a month. Providing warmth will hasten the curing process and discourage decay. Keep in a dark, well ventilated area and wipe away any mold that appears with bleach. As long as the gourd is hard, it should be fine. Check often and turn so that it will dry evenly. When the gourd is light in weight and you can hear seeds rattling inside when shaken it is ready for painting or crafting. 25 seeds. Learn More
    $1.75

  6. BIG GREEN SAUSAGE GOURD

    BIG GREEN SAUSAGE GOURD

    This vigorous grower will provide you with an abundance of 20 inch long, kelly green, gourds in 70 days. It is so spreading that it is best grown on a fence or trellis. Surprisingly these gourds are shaped like big green sausages. Gourd plants are extremely vigorous and require a long, warm growing season, ranging from 95 to 120 days to maturity. Gourds are ready for harvest when the stems dry and turn brown. Harvest before a frost. This is a Lagenaria or hard-skinned gourd and can be dried in a two step process, taking 1 to six months depending on the size of the gourd. First you must clean and dry the outside surface, wiping with alcohol will ensure the surface dries completely. Place the clean gourd in a dark, well ventilated area for about a week, turning and checking daily. Discard any fruit showing any signs of decay or soft spots, do not allow other fruit to touch. After about a week, the outer skin of the gourd should be well dried. Internal drying is the second step and can take one to six months, depending on the size of the fruit. Providing warmth will hasten the curing process and discourage decay. Keep in a dark, well ventilated area and wipe away any mold that appears with bleach. As long as the gourd is hard, it should be fine. Check often and turn so that it will dry evenly. When the gourd is light in weight and you can hear seeds rattling inside when shaken, it is ready for painting, waxing, or shellacking. 25 seeds. Learn More
    $1.65

  7. Daisy Gourd

    DAISY GOURD

    Make an exclusive bouquet out of the daisy inlaid gourds. Shades of greens, oranges, yellows, and whites provide a colorful decorative assortment of cute little gourds ready for a table top. 10 seeds. Learn More
    $1.75

  8. Gourd Mix

    GOURD MIX

    Includes all varieties listed plus some others in a ratio of 40% small to 60% large. In Native American culture gourds were grown for eating and utensils. When cured, they were made into dippers, bowls, even baby rattles. Plants are extremely vigorous, covering a lot of ground--some of our vines even took to the trees. In general, these gourds require a long, warm growing season, ranging from 95 to 120 days to maturity. Gourds are ready for harvest when the stems dry and turn brown. Harvest before a frost. See individual gourd descriptions for drying instructions. 25 seeds. Learn More
    $1.75

  9. Luffa Gourd

    LUFFA GOURD

    Grow this gourd for your own sponges and scrubbers. Requires a long season so these should be started indoors. The luffa seeds should be scarified (lightly sanded) with an emery board or sand paper and soaked in room temperature water overnight or up to 24 hrs prior to planting for best results. In general, gourd plants are extremely vigorous, covering a lot of ground--some of our vines even took to the trees. Gourds require a long, warm growing season, ranging from 95 to 120 days to maturity. Luffa gourds should be harvested when the outer shell is dry, the gourd is light in weight, and the seeds rattle inside. After harvest you cut off the stem end of the gourd and shake out the seeds. The next step is to soak the luffa gourd in warm water to soften the outer skin so it can be easily removed. The last step is to soak the fibrous sponge in a bleach solution (one part bleach to 9 parts water) to give the luffa a creamy-white color. Rinse in clean water and allow to dry before using. 25 seeds. Learn More
    $1.75

  10. Corsican Gourd

    CORSICAN GOURD

    This saucer shaped gourd is used to make dishes measuring about 8-9 inches round, squat, and 3-4 inches tall. Gourd plants are extremely vigorous and require a long, warm growing season, ranging from 95 to 120 days to maturity. Gourds are ready for harvest when the stems dry and turn brown. Harvest before a frost. This is a Lagenaria or hard-skinned gourd and can be dried in a two step process, taking 1 to six months depending on the size of the gourd. First you must clean and dry the outside surface, wiping with alcohol will ensure the surface dries completely. Place the clean gourd in a dark, well ventilated area for about a week, turning and checking daily. Discard any fruit showing any signs of decay or soft spots, do not allow other fruit to touch. After about a week, the outer skin of the gourd should be well dried. Internal drying is the second step and can take one to six months, depending on the size of the fruit. Providing warmth will hasten the curing process and discourage decay. Keep in a dark, well ventilated area and wipe away any mold that appears with bleach. As long as the gourd is hard, it should be fine. Check often and turn so that it will dry evenly. When the gourd is light in weight and you can hear seeds rattling inside when shaken, it is ready for painting, waxing, or shellacking. 25 seeds. Learn More
    $1.75

  11. Penguin Gourd

    PENGUIN GOURD

    Direct from the frozen ice flows of the Southern Ocean comes this Penguin to your garden. Also known as a "Calabash", these gourds are 5 inches in diameter, 12 inches long, and shaped like a penguin. The light green skin cures to a tan color. Ideal for craft projects as a little black and white paint turns this gourd into a penguin easily. Gourd plants are extremely vigorous and require a long, warm growing season, ranging from 95 to 120 days to maturity. Gourds are ready for harvest when the stems dry and turn brown. Harvest before a frost. This is a Lagenaria or hard-skinned gourd and can be dried in a two step process, taking 1 to six months depending on the size of the gourd. First you must clean and dry the outside surface, wiping with alcohol will ensure the surface dries completely. Place the clean gourd in a dark, well ventilated area for about a week, turning and checking daily. Discard any fruit showing any signs of decay or soft spots, do not allow other fruit to touch. After about a week, the outer skin of the gourd should be well dried. Internal drying is the second step and can take one to six months, depending on the size of the fruit. Providing warmth will hasten the curing process and discourage decay. Keep in a dark, well ventilated area and wipe away any mold that appears with bleach. As long as the gourd is hard, it should be fine. Check often and turn so that it will dry evenly. When the gourd is light in weight and you can hear seeds rattling inside when shaken, it is ready for painting, waxing, or shellacking. 25 seeds. Learn More
    $1.75

  12. Dinosaur Gourd

    DINOSAUR GOURD

    An average sized green gourd with both wing-like projections and a curving, graceful neck. In Native American culture gourds were grown for eating and utensils. When cured, they were made into dippers, bowls, even baby rattles. Gourd plants are extremely vigorous and require a long, warm growing season, ranging from 95 to 120 days to maturity. Gourds are ready for harvest when the stems dry and turn brown. Harvest before a frost. This is a Lagenaria or hard-skinned gourd and can be dried in a two step process, taking 1 to six months depending on the size of the gourd. First you must clean and dry the outside surface, wiping with alcohol will ensure the surface dries completely. Place the clean gourd in a dark, well ventilated area for about a week, turning and checking daily. Discard any fruit showing any signs of decay or soft spots, do not allow other fruit to touch. After about a week, the outer skin of the gourd should be well dried. Internal drying is the second step and can take one to six months, depending on the size of the fruit. Providing warmth will hasten the curing process and discourage decay. Keep in a dark, well ventilated area and wipe away any mold that appears with bleach. As long as the gourd is hard, it should be fine. Check often and turn so that it will dry evenly. When the gourd is light in weight and you can hear seeds rattling inside when shaken, it is ready for painting, waxing, or shellacking. 25 seeds. Learn More
    $1.75

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