Birdhouse / Bottle (Large) Gourd is an open-pollinated, heirloom that matures in 125 days. EXCELLENT birdhouses, water jugs and fun crafts! Smooth, tan, hard shell when mature. Large, 10-12″ diameter rounded blossom end with a narrow neck and slightly bulbed stem end reaching 14″H. Birdhouse / Bottle (Large) Gourd produces vigorous 15-35′ vines spreading 12′. Trellis vines for consistent fruit shape. Approximately 180 seeds per ounce or 2,990 seeds per pound.
Gourds need to be planted early in your growing season. Leave on the vine until just before the first frost; they do not need to freeze. Pick when completely ripe, do not bruise fruit. Wash with a strong disinfectant to remove dirt and fungi – which may cause rot. Store in a cool dry place to cure out. Do not stack as they need air circulation.
Each seed packet contains approximately 45 seeds. Available from SeedGro, an American brand offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open-pollinated, hybrid, and heirloom untreated seeds. Click here for other non-gmo, untreated gourd seed varieties.