Dipper Gourds produce a 12" long by 5" in diameter gourd. Very easy to grow in the summer time heat. Does not stand frost.
Long, skinny, curving neck with a round bulbous end: can be cut and used as a ladle or dipper when dried. Grow on a trellis for straighter, longer handles.
Latin Name: Lagenaria siceraria
Days to Maturity: 125
Contains 10 heirloom seeds
*NEW ARRIVAL* for 2020
- Choose a large area that receives full sunlight and will allow room for the vines to sprawl.
- They can be grown in pots, but this will limit their size and production significantly.
- Choose soil that is well-drained and warm, with a bit more clay than sand. Gourds generally do not thrive in sandy soil. If you are testing pH levels, 5.8 – 6.4 is the sweet spot for gourd production. Please note, even if it is warm outside, if the ground remains cold they will not grow well.
- Gourd seeds are notorious for their long germination time, but there are a couple things you can do to help. Scarify the seeds with a nail file or sandpaper, then soak them in a bowl of lukewarm water for 24 hours to help speed up the process significantly.