Gourd Hard Shelled Spinning Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Gourd Hard Shelled Spinning Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Cucurbita pepo

Item #2045

90-100 Days. Remember spinning tops? These petite "dancing" or "spinning gourds" were used as toys in the 1800s. Golfball-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.




Annual

90-100 days to maturity

Full sun

Up to 35'
Vines

Days to Emerge:
5 - 10

Seed Depth:
1"

Seed Spacing:
4 seeds per mound

Mound Spacing:
6' – 8'

Thinning:
When 3" tall
thin to 3 per mound


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.

Special germination instructions: Soak seed for 12 - 24 hours before sowing.

Artist: Marjorie Leggitt

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