gourd

Gourds

(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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Long-Handled Dipper Mixed Gourd GD126

This gourd was collected from the Tepehuan people at Santa Rosalia, Chihuahua,... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
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Bali Sugar Trough Gourd GD127

This heirloom was collected on the Southeast Asian island of Bali, at a... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
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
         
 
 
$2.00
 
Hawaiian Dance Mask

Hawaiian Dance Mask Gourd GD133

110 days. Uniquely-shaped fruits like a large flat bottom pear, about... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
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
         
 
 
$3.00
 
Birdhouse Gourd

Birdhouse Gourd GD108

The popular gourd for making bottles, birdhouses and many other useful... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Gakhaa Gourd

Gakhaa Gourd GD124

This variety was collected in the late 1980's in an oasis in Algeria, Northern... Read More
         
 
 
$3.50
 
Bule Gourd

Bule Gourd GD116

A rare French heirloom that is shaped like an 8-inch Big Apple gourd, but... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
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Big Apple Gourd GD115

The 8-inch fruit look just like giant apples! Very popular as crafts and... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
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Orange Gourd GD105

(C. pepo) In 1885, Vilmorin wrote in The Vegetable Garden (see our book... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
Peru Sugar Bowl Gourd

Peru Sugar Bowl Gourd GD129

120 days—Oblate to flattened tear-drop shaped gourds are produced in abundance... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
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
         
 
 
$2.50
 
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Verruquese de Maurice Gourd GD131

Very unique, nearly cylindrical gourd often reaches 15 inches. Light green... Read More
         
 
 
$2.75
 
Speckled Swan Gourd

Speckled Swan Gourd GD103

Thick, dipper-shaped fruit that resemble swans with their necks curved;... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Dipper Gourd

Dipper Gourd GD117

These gourds have long handles and are just right for making water or feed... Read More
         
 
 
$2.75
 
Small Spoon Gourd

Small Spoon Gourd GD109

(C. pepo) Brightly colored, orange and green striped small spoon-shaped... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
Bushel Basket Gourd

Bushel Basket Gourd GD111

Huge, round gourds, up to 24" across, can be used for all kinds of art... Read More
         
 
 
$4.00
 
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Small Warted Mix Gourds GD110

(C . pepo) A mix of warty small types that come in many shapes and colors.... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Mayo Bule Gourd

Mayo Bule Gourd GD128

NEW! A favorite here, the pear-shaped, 1' long gourds are covered with... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
 
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