(Lagenaria siceraria) (aka Maranka, Swan) Given to SSE years ago by a
Cherokee member from Louisiana. Traditionally
used to decorate sweat lodges. Solid green gourds
have curved necks and distinctive ridges, perfect for
gourd-craft swans. Total length of 18-24" with an 8"
bowl. Best when grown on a trellis. 125 days.
SEEDS TO HILL
To 3-4 Plants
Green Thumb Tip Sow seeds outdoors after the danger of frost has
passed in 12" diameter hills. Space hills 6' apart
in all directions. In short season areas, grow from
transplants started indoors 8 weeks in advance.
Gourds grow well on fences or garden trellises.