Every seed came up, they're about 3' tall with a sturdy stem. Waiting until mid March to put out in the southern (Ga) garden. Will be licking my lips watching them flower and fruit. I like these as an addition to a traditional red tomato salad.
I had 40 mph winds my greenhouse fell over and was so surprised the seeds survived two days in the cold under soil and are still growing. The roots were in tact so i transplanted them, they are doing just fine. 10 stars
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.