Gourd, Birdhouse

Lagenaria siceraria
$2.99 to $31.00
SKU: 0770
  • Light green fruit with rounded necks and bowls
  • Fruits grow to 14 inches by 12 inches
  • Vines grow 15-35 feet
  • Make excellent birdhouses
  • 95-110 days

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Gourd, Birdhouse Description

(L. siceraria) Light-green fruits with rounded necks and bowls grow 14" tall and 12" in diameter. Dried gourds make excellent birdhouses. Vigorous 15-35' vines. 95-110 days.

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.