Big Apple Gourd Seeds
Apple Gourds (Large) GD18-10
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Big Apple Gourd Seeds

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SKU GD18-10
$4.00 $3.75
Availability: In Stock
Country Of Origin: USA USA
Planting Instructions
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110 days. Lagenaria siceraria. Open Pollinated. Big Apple Gourd. The plant produces good yields of 6" long by 4" wide mottled green apple shaped gourds. They turn from dark green to brown when dried. Excellent for making crafts and birdhouses. Also known as Large Apple Gourds. An excellent choice for home gardens.

Lot No: J7758

Germination: 90%

Test Date: 05/24

Seeds Per Pound: 4,000

Plant Height: 18 to 24" tall

Planting Season: Spring

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Direct Sow/Indoor Sow

Lagenarai siceraria

Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1/2" to 1 1/2" 70 F to 85 F 3 to 10 daysFull Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A Hills 6 ft Apart 6 ft Hills 6 ft Apart100 - 120 days
Gourd Seed Planting Information:

Gourds grows well in hot and humid regions, but can be grown in northern regions if seeds are started indoors. Plant your seeds indoors in large plastic containers several weeks before last frost. Transplant outdoors in garden when soil is warm. In southern regions you may plant seeds directly in garden in hills. Gourds have climbing vines and should be grown near fence or trellis to keep them off the ground. Plants will produce better if supported off the ground. Some types of gourds need to develop on the ground to retain their unique shapes. Add humus after seeds have sprouted to prevent soil from drying out. Plants grow 2 ft tall and vines spread up to 10 ft.

Warning: Do not plant in cold wet soil or you may experience poor germination!

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

The soil should be continuously moist, but not waterlogged. Water well during dry and hot spells. Make sure plants get ½" water per week.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Periodically apply Miracle Gro.

Harvest Tips:

Cut gourds from vines about 1" above the fruit with garden scissors when they are mature.

Customer Reviews

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by on February 4, 2009

Very nice gourds with consistent shape and form. Dry nice! Great "painted gift" for a teacher.

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by on March 18, 2010

The large apple gourd is the best and most beautiful of all gourds. It has lovely foliage and is the perfect size.

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by on October 15, 2012

Very hardy gourds. They grew very well during the high heat and drought we had this year and still produced many many beautiful apple shaped gourds.

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