Spinning Gourd Hard Shelled Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

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Remember spinning tops? These petite "dancing" or "spinning gourds" were used as toys in the 1800s. Golf ball-sized gourds with elongated necks are beautiful painted and spun as a top, used as a rattle, or made into ornaments or jewelry. They're a great way to get kids involved in gardening, too! Long vines (up to 35'); very productive plants.
$2.29 15 seeds

Botanical Name: Cucurbita pepo

Days to Maturity: 90–100 Days

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Native: North America

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 8'–35' vine

Variety Information: Green striped gourds about the size of a golf ball with an elongated neck (entire length 2"–5"). Gourds change from green striped to tan as they mature.

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost and when soil temperature is at least 70°F., ideally 70°–90°F.

When to Start Inside: 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost, recommended for areas with short growing seasons. Sow in biodegradable pots that can be planted directly in the ground.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: 1"

Seed Spacing: 4 seeds per mound

Thinning: When 3" tall, thin to 3 per mound

Harvesting: Hard-shelled gourds should remain in the garden as long as there is any life left in the vines. Some gourd growers leave gourds in the garden during the winter, which adds to their characteristics for craft projects. Use a sharp knife or pruners to cut stem leading to gourd, leaving 1"–3" of stem for a handle.

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Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Aug 13, 2018
I have had so much fun watching these grow. Planted seed around mid April, now with 2 plants I have about 100 or so little gourds. (and they are not finished yet) Blooms are beautiful...pollinators love them !

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