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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

    Annie's Gourd Mix

    Annie’s Gourd Mix A mix of four ornamental heirlooms, each resembling its namesake: Bushel, Giant Bottle, Speckled Swan, and Turks Turban These gourds stand out for their aesthetic appeal making them ideal decorations. Giant Bottle makes an...

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  • Speckled Swan Gourd (Lagenaria siceraria)

    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...

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  • Bushel Gourd (Lanenaria siceraria)

    Bushel Gourd (Lanenaria siceraria)

    Bushel Gourd (Lanenaria 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...

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  • Dipper Gourd (Lagenaria siceraria)

    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...

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  • Luffa Gourd (Luffa aegyptiaca)

    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...

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