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Gourds are primarily grown for crafts, decoration or other functional items. They are categorized into three main groups; hard shells, ornamental and luffa. Hard shells contain gourds like Birdhouse and Dipper long handle. Ornamentals contain gourds like Turks Turban and Little Pump-ke-mon. Luffa gourds make sponges. Gourds can be started indoors in sprouting trays to give them a jump start on the season but they can also be started outdoors in hills. They are sensitive to frost so be sure to wait till the risk of frost has passed before planted outside and if started indoors harden them off by exposing to outdoor elements in increasing increments for a week. Be sure to give them plenty of room to spread out, of course some gourds such as the hard shelled and luffa benefit from being grown on a trellis. Make sure the trellis is sturdy enough to withstand the weight of the gourds and larger gourds will benefit from support if trellised. Crucial to growing gourds is when to harvest and curing them. Some can be cured on the vine luffa should be harvested when skin is yellowed or browned. Some ornamentals can lose their vibrant color when left on the vine too long so should be harvested earlier. The hard shelled gourds should be harvested when the vine begins to rot, then washed in bleach and left in a well-ventilated area, wiping them when moisture appears on surface. Gourds are completely cured when seeds rattle inside the gourd.


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Gourds Birdhouse Vegetable Seed
Price: $1.89-$46.89
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Mountain Valley Seeds Item #: TL-01941P -

Lagenaria siceraria  110+ days. Fun, easy to grow plants yield gourds that can be made into attractive hanging birdhouses or dippers. Allow fruit to mature on vine as long as possible.  Approximately 167 seeds/oz.

Gourds - Dipper Long Handle vegetable seeds, annual plants, ornamental, gourds seeds, long dipper handle
Price: $11.00-$70.30
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Mountain Valley Seeds Item #: TL-01967P -

Lagenaria siceraria  110+ days. For carving, burning, painting or just looking at. Blossom end about 4 inches across with neck from 8 to 12 inches long. Usually curved but can be grown straight if trellised or trained.  Approximately 165 seeds/oz.

Gourds Large and Small Mix Seed
Price: $1.89-$47.00
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Mountain Valley Seeds Item #: TL-02008P -

Cucurbita pepo  Blend of many different kinds. Fun and decorative.

Gourds Large Mix Seed
Price: $8.24-$47.00
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Mountain Valley Seeds Item #: TL-02003P -

Cucurbita pepo  Mix of many large types.  Approximately 255 seeds/oz.

Gourds Luffa Sponge Seed
Price: $8.24-$47.00
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Mountain Valley Seeds Item #: TL-02012P -

Luffa aegyptica syn l. cylindrica  100+ days. 12 to 18 inches fruits are dried and seeded to make durable sponges.  Approximately 320 seeds/oz.

Gourds Small Mix Seed
Price: $8.24-$44.01
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Mountain Valley Seeds Item #: TL-02104P -

Cucurbita pepo  A collection of different shapes in shades of white, cream, gold, yellow and green. Good for decoration.

Gourds Turks Turban Vegetable Seed
Price: $8.24-$44.01
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Mountain Valley Seeds Item #: TL-02122P -

Cucurbita maixima  Brightly colored ornamental squash has large, flattened fruits measuring 8 to 10 inches across. "Buttons" striped with scarlet, white, orange, cream and green. Edible.  Approximately 114 seeds/oz.