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Speckled Swan Gourd Seeds

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Lagenaria siceraria
Speckled Swan Gourd Seeds (120 days)

3 gram seed pkg/Approx. 17 seeds

Speckled Swan Gourds have long necks that can be straight or curve gracefully downward resembling the head of a swan. The base or body of the Speckled Swan Gourd averages 8"-10" in diameter with a flat bottom. The entire gourd is covered in creamy white speckles. It is truly a site to behold. Many people make the most amazing craft objects and art from these gourds. (See Picture where someone made swans!)

Hill Swan gourds just like you would squash or pumpkins. Sow Speckled Swan Gourd seeds about 1 inch deep and keep moist until sprouts emerge. Like all cucurbits, Swan gourds do not like cold nights. Make sure ground is warm and ALL danger of frost has past before planting outdoors. In cooler climates like ours it may be good to start Swan gourd seeds indoors in small pots and later transplant when nights are warmer. 


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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 than 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 heirloom 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 should 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 - don't let the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely, and don't overwater and possibly have them rot.


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