Nest Egg Gourds pk/10
Nest Egg Gourds GD13-10
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Nest Egg Gourds pk/10

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Country Of Origin: USA USA
Planting Instructions
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110 days. Cucurbita pepo. Open Pollinated. Produces high yields of white egg-shaped gourds. Gourds are smooth and hard. The Nest Egg Gourd strongly resembles a goose egg or hen's egg. These white oblong small gourds were used to place in the nest to trick hens. Will grow up to 2½ inches in diameter. You may wish to color them for Easter. Perfect for painting and making crafts. An excellent choice for home gardens.

Lot No: N4148

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 10/20

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.

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by on December 15, 2016

I ordered a few packets of seeds from Reimer Seeds. The Nest Egg Gourds were one of them. I got them before I expected, excellent quality, and I will be ordering from them again.

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