(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.
This gourd was collected from the Tepehuan people at Santa Rosalia, Chihuahua,...
10"-16" long, dipper-type gourds are very knobby and unusual looking. One...
(C. pepo) In 1885, Vilmorin wrote in The Vegetable Garden (see our book...
110 days. Uniquely-shaped fruits like a large flat bottom pear, about...
This heirloom was collected on the Southeast Asian island of Bali, at a...
NEW! A favorite here, the pear-shaped, 1' long gourds are covered with...
A rare French heirloom that is shaped like an 8-inch Big Apple gourd, but...
Very unique, nearly cylindrical gourd often reaches 15 inches. Light green...
These gourds have long handles and are just right for making water or feed...
(C . pepo) A mix of warty small types that come in many shapes and colors....
(C. pepo) A tiny gourd just 2" long! They are bottle-shaped and green-and-white...
The 8-inch fruit look just like giant apples! Very popular as crafts and...
(C. pepo) Highly popular in the 1800's, the gourds are the size and shape...
The popular gourd for making bottles, birdhouses and many other useful...
(C. pepo) Brightly colored, orange and green striped small spoon-shaped...
This variety was collected in the late 1980's in an oasis in Algeria, Northern...
Huge, round gourds, up to 24" across, can be used for all kinds of art...
Thick, dipper-shaped fruit that resemble swans with their necks curved;...