Apple Gourd (Lanenaria siceraria)
These pretty late season heirlooms are beloved for their apple shape and dappled green skin that ages to brown. Apple gourds are popular with crafty types who transform these hard-shelled beauties into birdhouses, bowls, and storage vessels.
- 20 seeds minimum
- Germination: 7-28 days
- Maturity: 110-120 days
- Scarify seeds with file and soak in lukewarm water for 24 hours before planting.
- Build hills with 5’ of surrounding space in full sun. Direct sow seeds ½-1” deep after last frost or start indoors 5-8 weeks before last frost date.
- Space 24-36” apart.