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Small Fruited Mixture

Cucurbita pepo. Small Fruited Gourds are commonly referred to as Ornamentals, often seen decorating fall fireplace mantels and dining tables and Thanksgiving cornucopias. Closely related to Squash and Pumpkins, Gourds need lots of room to ramble and a hot growing site in full sunlight. They may be started outdoors directly in the garden after all threat of frost has passed. Harvest Ornamentals before the first frost, as soon as they have matured into full color. To cure them, store them in a warm, dry room for five to seven days, then shellac them for prolonged fall decorations. Bee friendly. Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 3 years.

The Small Fruited Ornamental Gourd Mixture

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Ornamentals come in many shapes and sizes, are smaller than Hardshells and are considerably more colorful. Our Small Fruited Mixture includes: Nest Egg (color, size and shape of a hens egg), Baby Boo (small white Pumpkin about the size of a grapefruit), Cou-Tors Native (a small, crookneck squash shape with warted, orange skin), Small Bicolor (round with orange on one half and dark green on the other), Small Pear Bicolor (pear-shaped with orange on the stem end and dark green on the bottom), Small Orange (4", light orange round), Small Warts (4", warted, orange round) and the Ten Commandments (4", multi-colored round with ten fingers projecting from one end). (OP.)

One packet of about 60 seeds
Catalog #7460
$3.95
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Gardening Tips

Small Fruited Ornamental Gourds Sowing Instructions
Planting Depth
:1”
Row Spacing:5’
Plant Spacing:5’-6’
Days to Germination:5-15 days
Germination Temperature:65°-75°F

Cucurbita pepo. Ornamental Gourds comprise our Small Fruited Mixture. They require space to ramble and hot, full sunlight. They are heavy feeders: amend the soil as necessary with organic fertilizer, compost and/or well-rotted manure. They may be planted directly outside in rich, well-draining soil and full to partial sunlight after the last frost. Sow 3 to 5 seeds per hill, thinning to the two strongest seedlings. Water regularly and mulch to reduce weeds and retain ground moisture. Feed regularly. Harvest colorful, mature Small Fruited Ornamental Gourds before the first fall frost. Allow them to cure in a warm, dry room for 5 to 7 days. Once cured, they may be shellacked for prolonged decorative use.

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