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Teaser: Unique claw-like, small gourds on a very compact vining plants. Fruit colour varies from cream, yellow, orange to green with stripes.
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Unique claw-like projections form on small colourful gourds. This is a good selection for small gardens as the vines are quite compact. Fruit colour varies from cream, yellow, orange to green with stripes. The gourds average about 10 cm (4") across. When the stems turn brown and dry, the gourds are ready for harvesting. If you are cramped for space, gourds easily lend themselves to growing vertically on a trellis or other supporting structure.

  • Packet $1.99
  • 25g $8.50
  • 125g $28.50
  • 500g $87.50

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Product Code 5340
How To Grow Gourds are a hot weather crop. They need full sun and deep, rich, well drained, organic soil with a pH of 5.5 to 6.5. Before planting, work in lots of compost. Directly plant seed outdoors in late May to June 2.5 cm (1") deep in hills 2.4 m (8') apart with 4-6 seeds per hill. After germination, thin to 3 plants per hill. Seed can be started indoors 3 weeks before the plant out date. They do not transplant well--use paper or fibre pots that can be set directly in the soil. Protect mature fruits from frost and cold temperatures.
Blooming Season Begins Early Summer
Life Cycle Annual
Propagation Start Indoors or Sow Direct Late Spring
Days to Emergence 7 to 10
Light Full Sun
Growth Habit Vining
Height Low to Medium %2815 to 30 cm%29%286%22 to 12%22%29
Frost Tolerance Killed by Frost
Days to Harvest 100
Degree of Difficulty Easy
Heritage Open Pollinated
Family Name Cucurbitaceae
Latin Cucurbita sp.
 
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