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Apple Gourd Seeds For Planting (Lagenaria siceraria)

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10 Seeds Per Packet
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Shipping is only $2.99! This is a flat rate fee for all seed orders within the United States. We do not ship out of the United States to Canada or Mexico, or anywhere abroad.

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Are your seeds heirlooms?

Absolutely! 99% of all seeds on our site are heirlooms (which are defined as true to the parent) and are passed down from generation to generation. Many were bred for quality of flavor, productivity, hardiness and adaptability.

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Are your seeds Non-GMO?

Yes! We will never knowingly sell GMO based seed products. Hardly any exist in the market anyways, but if they do, you can trust that we will steer clear of them.

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Are your seeds organic?

In short, no... But we are firm believers that "organic" is how YOU decide to grow things. You can still organically grow your own produce with, non certified seeds because there is no difference aside from the price.

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Are your seeds treated?

Nope! We never knowingly purchases treated seed products. We also do not treat any of our seeds with substances such as neonicotinoid or thyram.

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  • Lagenaria siceraria
  • Type: Decorative Gourd
  • Life Cycle: Annual Crop
  • Heirloom: Yes
  • Color: Green to Brown "Fruits"
  • Growth Habit: Vining
  • Plant Height: 24" - 30" Tall
  • Plant Width: 12' vining length
  • Harvest: 110 Days
  • Fruit Size: 4" to 6" Diameter
  • Environment: Full Sunlight

Notes: Apple Gourds, like Pumpkins & Squash, prefer the heat of Summer and are pretty heavy feeders.

Description

Grow a garden filled with Apple Gourds, from freshly harvested Lagenaria siceraria seeds. Apple Gourds are aptly named because they closely resemble an actual apple. Don't bite into these things though, they will for sure break your teeth once hardened. Gourds are primarily grown and used for Fall décor, and can be painted and decorated as well. Apple Gourds can grow to a mature height of roughly 24 to 30 inches tall and vine outwards, taking up as much as 12 feet of land. Many gardeners choose to grow gourds vertically to save gardening space. This also allows the plants to receive more oxygen and is recommended.

Gourds are annual plants that produce fruits and seeds within a single season. They thrive in the heat of summer and are grown from June into the late Autumn season. Apple gourds are ready for harvesting in about 110 days after first sprouts appear. The fruits will turn from green to brown as they dry out and solidify.

Sowing The Seed

Gourd seeds can be sown directly outdoors when the weather is warm, 110 - 120 days prior to the desired harvest date. Be sure to remove all unwanted plant life prior to sowing your Gourds. The seeds can be planted on 12” hills, in groups of 4 per hill. Sow at a depth of 1” under topsoil. Check below for additional information on spacing and growth habits.

Growing Conditions

Gourds prefer the heat of Summer, and thrive in areas of full sunlight. Temperatures of 85F or higher are recommended. The soil should be rich in organic matter, but also well drained. A well drained soil prevents your plants from becoming waterlogged and rotting. To improve drainage, we recommend adding a light compost to areas containing hard, compact soil. Water the seeds and plants daily, near the roots to avoid mildew.

Germination & Growth

Gourd seeds will take anywhere between 10 to 20 days to germinate successfully. The plants can reach heights of 24 to 30 inches tall, and can spread a good 6 to 12 feet long. Many gardeners use a trellis, or some type of support to grow Gourds vertically. Growing vertically will save space in your garden, and can also improve the oxygen flow through your plants.

Common Misspellings:Gord, Gorde, Gourde, Gords, Gordes