Dipper Gourd Seeds

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SKU166961
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Lagenaria siceraria
Dipper Gourd Seeds (125 days)

3 gram seed pkg/Approx. 17 seeds

Dipper gourds have been known for many years as a truly recyclable water bottle.  All joking aside, man has used these clever gourds for many years and for lots of different jobs.  Dipper Gourds produce a 12" long by 5" in diameter gourd. Very easy to grow in the summer time heat.  Does not stand frost. 

This is an excellent project for the kids to not only plant them, but paint them and use them.  This could easily be a great class gardening project. 

However this is not just for the kids!  Locally we have some amazing artist that feature their work on gourds in a festival called Calabash.   Take a look at some of the work these amazing people do with gourds!!!  You will not believe it! 
 

Seed Planting Depth

Seeds per gram

Germination Temperature

Days to Germination

Row Spacing

Plant Spacing

100' Row Yield

Sun

1/4" 30 70-90 5-13 24-36" 24-36" 200 lb. Full

Cucurbita pepo

Planting Tips for Heirloom Gourds:

Start indoors 4 to 5 weeks before last frost date.  After germinating, the emerging roots of heirloom gourd seeds will grow back down the seed so plant them with the root down and the point of the seed up.  The planting depth should be slightly deeper then the size of the heirloom gourd seed.  Cover the seed completely with soil but do not compact.  Gourds are senstive, especially so with transplanting.

When moving the heriloom gourd seedlings outside be sure that the last frost has past.  Gourds can be especially troubled by transplanting which is why some people will wait and direct seed them.  Plants shoudl be hardend off by slowly exposing them to cooler and cooler temperatures before finally transplating them outside.  Be sure to transplant before vines begin to grow.

Seeding Rate for Heirloom Gourds:

10,000-15,000 plants/acre,

Heirloom seeds are hardy but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture - not letting the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely or overwatering and possibly having them rot.

 

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