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Gourds are most often dried and used for decoration though some varieties, such as luffas, have a specific and functional purpose. Spreading over a large area, the rapidly growing vines need a good deal of garden space. The smaller varieties may be trellised to save space. These heat loving plants produce dense foliage and odd-shaped fruit with unusual markings. Gourds are easy and fun to grow.

Packet sizes vary from 2-3 grams depending upon seed size. These large packets allow you to save your seeds for two seasons. Gourd seeds will germinate well for more than 2 years. You'll have plenty of seeds to grow a large variety of gourds. You can also easily save your own seeds from the dried gourds that you grow.

Cucuzzi Gourds (Italian Edible Squash)
Use as summer squash when young; pick before the fruit reaches 6 inches long. As the fruit grows, it develops a pale green hard shell. The gourds can grow to more than 3 feet long and five inches in diameter. The vines have beautiful white flowers that bloom at night. 100 days.

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Luffa Sponge Gourd
One of the most versatile gourds, the immature fruit is delicious cooked, raw or sun-dried. Left to mature, the fruit can reach 1-2 feet and can be used as bath sponges or pot scrubbers. These vines are natural climbers that can reach 10-15 feet long. Plant the seed in well composted soil in full sun for best results. 110 days.

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Small Gourd Blend
Variegated colors and shapes are found in this selection of small gourds. These vines can grow to more than 10 feet long. Trellis this mixture to save space in smaller gardens. 80 days.

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