(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.


Verruquese de Maurice Gourd GD131

Very unique, nearly cylindrical gourd often reaches 15 inches. Light green... 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
Speckled Swan Gourd

Speckled Swan Gourd GD103

Thick, dipper-shaped fruit that resemble swans with their necks curved;... 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
Small Spoon Gourd

Small Spoon Gourd GD109

(C. pepo) Brightly colored, orange and green striped small spoon-shaped... 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
Orange Gourd

Orange Gourd GD105

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

Mayo Bule Gourd GD128

A favorite here, the pear-shaped, 1' long gourds are covered with large... Read More
Maranka (Caveman's Club) Gourd

Maranka (Caveman's Club) Gourd GD102

10"-16" long, dipper-type gourds are very knobby and unusual looking. One... Read More
Japanese Nest Egg Gourd

Japanese Nest Egg Gourd GD104

(C. pepo) Highly popular in the 1800's, the gourds are the size and shape... 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
Gakhaa Gourd

Gakhaa Gourd GD124

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

Dipper Gourd GD117

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

Bule Gourd GD116

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

Birdhouse Gourd GD108

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

Big Apple Gourd GD115

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

Bali Sugar Trough Gourd GD127

This heirloom was collected on the Southeast Asian island of Bali, at a... Read More
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