Corsican gourds are annual, heirloom hard-shelled gourds very similar to bushel gourds, except they are somewhat flattened on the ends rather than being round. This makes them perfect for making bowls,jewelry boxes, or other containers as the flattened bottom gives stability.
Corsican gourds are about 12" in diameter and 5 to 6" deep; plants are very productive under good conditions. Does not tolerate very dry / drought conditions well. Please keep these watered for best results.
Gourds are vining plants, and require lots of ground space. They are great climbers, so providing a trellis, fence or other upright support lets them grow up rather than out.
Direct sow in spring after all danger of frost has passed. Plant in hills, in rows or along fence lines. Add organic matter to boost the growth of your vines and help in production of heavy, thick skinned gourds. Do not let the vines dry out completely.
Allow the gourds to dry out on the vine, then gently remove from the vine (with the stem intact). Allow to finish drying in a dry, well ventilated area.
SAVE YOUR OWN SEED:
When you cut your dried gourd open, scoop out the seeds which should also be thoroughly dry at this time. Store in a cool dry place for planting in next year's garden.
One pack contains min 10 fresh viable seed for 2013
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