Gourd, Apple

Lagenaria siceraria
$2.99 to $31.00
SKU: 1202
  • Hard-shelled gourds resemble apples
  • Mottled green skin dries to brown
  • Gourds grow to 6-8 inches by 4 inches across

This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States.

$2.99 to $31.00

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Gourd, Apple Description

Gourds were brought to Europe and the Americas as early as 11,000 BCE and to Asia by 6,000 BCE. Gourds were domesticated in both Africa and Asia independently.

Many cultures have used gourds to create tools, toys, bird houses, and musical instruments as well as objects of art.

Learn to Grow it

This crop can be direct seeded into the soil after the last spring frost. You can also start plants indoors 3-6 weeks before the last frost date.

If you are direct seeding, plant in groups of 2-3 seeds and keep the healthiest plant that matures. Space your plants or seeds 12-18 inches apart and plant 1/2-1 in. deep.

Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.

These plants prefer warm weather and soil so they should be grown when temperatures are over 68 degrees F. You should avoid watering them from above as damp leaves may be susceptible to disease.