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Gourd 'Speckled Swan' Seeds

Extravagantly lovely swan-necked ornamental gourd.

Availability: Out of stock

$2.50
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Details

With their graceful form and alluring color, swan-necked gourds are naturally ornamental. This variety's large round base is topped with a thick curved neck with a bulbous tip, giving its swanlike effect. The deep green fruits, speckled with light green speckles, weigh about 3 lbs. and are approximately 3" wide and 16" tall.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Lagenaria siceraria
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 7 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 10 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/2 in.
When to Sow Indoors 2-4 weeks before last spring frost, Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past
Growing Height 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
Plant Spacing 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Bloom Color White/Near White
Bloom Time Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Summer
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater, This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Soil pH Requirements 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic), 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Days to Harvest 100-110
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds, Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds
Seeds Per Pack 10