Gourd, Warted Mixture
- Fruits are single color or multicolor
- All varieties are heavily warted
- Fruits grow to 3-4 ounces
- Long keepers but colors fade in storage
- 90-100 days
(C. pepo) Colorful mixture of heavily warted 3-4 ounce fruits. Good range of colors and many multicolors. Extremely sturdy stems, long keepers, colors fade in storage. 90-100 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.