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Gourd - Speckled Swan - Lagenaria siceraria
Tender Annual Pretty white blossoms on vigorous vines produce beautiful gourds. Deep green skin and creamy speckles. Large bases taper gracefully to slender swan-like necks and mature at 6-12 pounds. This gourd also goes under the name, "Goose Neck".
Soil & Water: Gourds prefer rich, fertile soil with plenty of added organic matter. Water moderately early in development and heavier after fruits form.
Planting & Growing: Start indoors 3 weeks before the last frost. Sow directly outdoors only in warm climates after the last frost. The vines are best grown up a strong support like a fence or sturdy trellis. Use row covers over young plants to protect them from pests and to provide additional warmth.
Harvesting & Storage: Harvest when gourd turns pale, gently cutting the stem. Carefully rinse in a 9:1 bleach solution and hang in a warm, dry location until the seeds rattle, usually 3-4 weeks.
Did You Know? This gourd makes an attractive bird house.
Soil Temperature: 75-90F
Planting Depth: 1"
Germination: 4-12 Days
Height At Maturity: Vining
Days To Maturity: 145 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 2'
Approx Seeds per oz: 200
Peaceful Valley Brand vegetable seeds are all Certified Organic.
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