317 lb Bushel Gourd seeds Wallace Organic Wonder

$ 35.00

This Bushel Gourd was grown from the World Record 470 Connolly BG.  It was an aggressively growing plant.  Seeds from the 317  have very strong genetics capable of producing some large offspring.  Seedlings from these seeds can be used for grafting onto Giant Watermelon plants to  produce very large Watermelons.

   Genetics are from Steve's World Record 470 pound bushel gourd!  It was set at 19ft out on a secondary vine. Each packet contains 4- seeds. Perfect for making crafts. Impress you neighbors by growing a giant gourd. Excellent choice for home gardens. Seeds will ship directly from Steve Connolly.  

Bushel Gourd Germination:
To speed germination, soak the seeds overnight. Plant the seedlings outdoors in rich soil and full sun after the last spring frost.
For direct sowing, wait until the soil warms to 70 degrees F, then plant 5 seeds per hill, 1" deep, with 5' spacing; later, thin to the strongest plant.

Growing Bushel Gourd Seeds:
Keep the soil evenly moist. When the vines begin to develop, either provide a trellis or lay down mulch to keep the gourds from contact with the soil; too much soil contact can weaken the shell, distort the shape, and cause rotting.

Harvesting Bushel Gourd:
Late in the summer, the stem and leaves of the gourd will wither and turn brown; cut off the gourd, leaving about 2" of stem. Wash it with a solution of white vinegar water to deter mold. Place them in a warm, dry location on a screen so that every side of the gourd has good air circulation. If the gourd begins to rot and shrivel up, throw it away; surface mold is normal. Large gourds may take up to six months to dry - when completely dry, they will be extremely lightweight and the seeds will rattle inside.

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