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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

    This is a mix of our favorite decorative gourds - Apple, Dipper, Giant Bottle and Speckled Swan Gourds.     Minimum of 20 seeds per packet.      PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS:   Planting Depth: 1/2-1 inch Plant Spacing: 6-10...

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  • Speckled Swan Gourd

    Speckled Swan Gourd

    105 days.  These larger gourds look like giant swans.  They have a round base, curved neck and a beautiful little head and beak at the top.  They are fun ornamental gourds to grow and enjoy.   Minimum of 20 seeds per packet...

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  • Bushel Gourd

    Bushel Gourd

    The Native Americans used these large, round gourds as storage vessels.  They can be used in crafts, decorated as storage containers, or even make them into planters!  Harvest before frost and dry in a dark place for up to 6 months...

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  • Apple Gourd

    Apple Gourd

    110 days.  These are fun gourds.  They look just like apples, dark green with light green markings.  Use them as decorations for your holiday table or in any number of crafts.   Minimum of 20 seeds per packet...

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  • Dipper Gourd

    Dipper Gourd

    Sold out for 2021 120 days.  Grow these interesting gourds as decorations, or turn them into water dippers.  With a small bulb and long, thin 'handle,' you can cut a hole in the end to make a dipper.  Train them to a trellis for a...

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  • Giant Bottle Gourd (Birdhouse) Giant Bottle Gourd (Birdhouse)

    Giant Bottle Gourd (Birdhouse)

    110 days.  These large, interesting gourds are grown for ornamental purposes as well as for birdhouses.  It requires a long warm growing season, but I had a lot of luck with them in Michigan, having yields of around 15 gourds from 2 plants...

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  • Futo Spindle Bitter Melon

    Futo Spindle Bitter Melon

    60-70 days.  With large, climbing vines and yellow flowers, this Japanese bitter melon produces dark green, heavily warted fruits.  The leaves and shoots are also edible.  Bitter melon is traditionally eaten in curries, soups or stir fries...

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