(Lagenaria siceraria unless stated otherwise) Whether True Gourds, Angled Gourds or Edible Gourds, all of these squashrelatives are from the Old World originally, and all need similar conditions: a long season of hot weather, and abundant moisture in a rich soil. May be direct-sown into warm soil, or started indoors a few weeks early. The fruits will be straighter and more symmetrical if the long vines are trained up a trellis, but all may be allowed to sprawl along the ground; some may run 20 feet! The edible sorts are best harvested when young, tender, and mild-tasting.

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Australian Warted, Gourd

Australian Warted, Gourd GD132

Teardrop-shaped gourds are cream-colored and just mildly warted. The fruits... Read More
Big Apple Gourd

Big Apple Gourd GD115

The 8-inch fruit look just like giant apples! Very popular as crafts and... Read More
Birdhouse Gourd

Birdhouse Gourd GD108

The popular gourd for making bottles, birdhouses and many other useful... Read More
Bule Gourd

Bule Gourd GD116

A rare French heirloom that is shaped like an 8-inch Big Apple gourd, but... Read More
Bushel Basket Gourd

Bushel Basket Gourd GD111

Huge, round gourds, up to 24" across, can be used for all kinds of art... Read More
Dipper Gourd

Dipper Gourd GD117

These gourds have long handles and are just right for making water or feed... Read More
Gakhaa Gourd

Gakhaa Gourd GD124

This variety was collected in the late 1980's in an oasis in Algeria, Northern... Read More
Hawaiian Dance Mask Gourd

Hawaiian Dance Mask Gourd GD133

110 days. Uniquely-shaped fruits like a large flat bottom pear, about... Read More
Nigerian Saybo

Nigerian Saybo Gourd GD123

A rare, large bottle gourd from Nigeria. Elongated to 18 inches with a... Read More
Orange Gourd

Orange Gourd GD105

(C. pepo) In 1885, Vilmorin wrote in The Vegetable Garden (see our book... Read More
Peru Sugar Bowl Gourd

Peru Sugar Bowl Gourd GD129

120 days—Oblate to flattened tear-drop shaped gourds are produced in abundance... Read More
Small Spoon Gourd

Small Spoon Gourd GD109

(C. pepo) Brightly colored, orange and green striped small spoon-shaped... Read More
Small Warted Mix Gourds

Small Warted Mix Gourds GD110

(C . pepo) A mix of warty small types that come in many shapes and colors.... Read More
Speckled Snake Gourd

Speckled Snake Gourd GD134

This is an ornamental gourd that is super fun to grow. A true gourd that... Read More
Tennessee Dancing Gourd

Tennessee Dancing Gourd GD101

(C. pepo) A tiny gourd just 2" long! They are bottle-shaped and green-and-white... Read More
Xiaohulu Gourd

Xiaohulu Gourd GD135

Elegant hourglass-shaped bottle gourds reach about 16 inches in length.... Read More
Zucca Gourd

Zucca Gourd GD137

You can’t miss this gourd growing in your garden, with an average weight... Read More
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