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Gourds

Most of us think of gourds as purely decoration, but they are so much more than that.  Birdhouses and containers, there are also gourds to eat and even gourds to use as sponges!  

  • Annie’s Gourd Mix (Lagenaria siceraria)

    Annie’s Gourd Mix (Lagenaria siceraria)

    A blend of our favorite ornamental heirlooms, each resembling its namesake: Bushel, Bottle, Speckled Swan, and Turks Turban. These varieties stand out for their beauty and vigor. Bottle makes and eye-catching birdhouse. 20 seeds minimum Germination:...
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  • Apple Gourd (Lagenaria siceraria)

    Apple Gourd (Lagenaria 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...
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  • Bushel Gourd (Lagenaria siceraria)

    Bushel Gourd (Lagenaria siceraria)

    Traditionally used as storage vessels, these gargantuan gourds also make fabulous craft and decor pieces. Harvest before frost and allow to dry in a dark place for up to 6 months, then wash, wax and enjoy these attractive ornamentals! 20 seeds...
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  • Caveman’s Club Gourd (Lagenaria siceraria)

    Caveman’s Club Gourd (Lagenaria siceraria)

    This fun heirloom with handle and club-shaped ends is often used to craft dippers and large spoons. Deep green, ridged gourds can reach 18” long. Trellising encourages straighter handles. This variety requires a longer growing period. 25 seeds...
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  • Crown of Thorns Gourd (Cucurbita pepo)

    Crown of Thorns Gourd (Cucurbita pepo)

    A unique ornamental yielding crown-shaped, bicolored fruits in varied hues of gold, green, orange, white, and yellow. Beautiful gourds are 4-5” in diameter – great for decorative autumn arrangements. Plants typically yield 15 gourds each...
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  • Dipper Gourd (Lagenaria siceraria)

    Dipper Gourd (Lagenaria siceraria)

    These melon-green gourds make for marvelous crafting! With long, slender necks and small, bulbous bodies, Dippers can be dried and cut into ladles. Train them to a trellis for straighter handles or let them grow graceful curves on the ground. 20 seeds...
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  • Luffa Gourd (Luffa aegyptiaca)

    Luffa Gourd (Luffa aegyptiaca)

    This heirloom gourd is commonly dried and used as a sponge. 2-foot fruits grow on dark green vines that should be trellised. Young luffa gourds are delicious fresh or gently cooked like summer squash. 15 seeds minimum Germination: 7-14...
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  • Mini Turk’s Turban Gourd (Cucurbita maxima)

    Mini Turk’s Turban Gourd (Cucurbita maxima)

    This miniature version of the poplar Turk’s Turban Gourd makes for a colorful fall display indoors or in the garden. Petite, orange-capped gourds with white or white-green striped bases are 3-5” in diameter and weigh approximately ½-1...
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  • Speckled Swan Gourd (Lagenaria siceraria)

    Speckled Swan Gourd (Lagenaria siceraria)

    This aptly-named heirloom sports an elegantly curved neck extending from a sizable round base and terminating in a bulbous head. Emerald green with charming white spots, the Speckled Swan makes a festive addition to decorative displays. Reaches roughly...
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