After the mature fruit has dried and the seeds are removed, this bottle gourd can be used as a container or for decorative purposes. Gourds grow 16-18 inches with a diameter 6-8 inches. The plant requires a long, warm growing season. For ornamental use only.
Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in late spring/early summer after last frost in a warm, sunny location. The seed coat is hard and should be soaked in warm water for 24 hours or lightly scarified before sowing. Hill planting: Form soil into a 1' diameter mound 3-4' tall. Space mounds 4-6' apart. On each mound plant 1-2 seeds. Row planting: See spacing info in chart. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Hand pollination may be necessary. Train to climb a vertical support for better air circulation and ease of harvest. Allow gourds to hang on the vine until they are fully mature and the skin dries and hardens.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.