Tai Guo bitter gourd is a widely grown variety of bitter melon! These large fruits have bright skin that is dark green in color with thick flesh. Tai Guo bitters are vigorous, fast growing in warmer climates. It is suggested to grow this gourd along supports. Taiwan Large Bitter is very productive and easy to grow, making it a favorite!
Just like its name, the Birdhouse is the perfect gourd for your feathered friends! The birdhouse gourd allows you to grow perfect sized homemade birdhouses. Growing this gourd is a great opportunity to involve young ones in the garden. Make sure to harvest this gourd when the shell is hard. Stand the Birdhouse gourds upright when they are still young and growing to form a gourd that will sit on its base.
The Caveman's Club gourd gets its name because it resembles the club of a primitive caveman! Caveman's Club gourd can grow to be 18" long with a narrow handle that ends in an oblong, deeply veined and ridged "club." This gourd matures late and should be planted early for best results. Trellis the vines to help ensure straight necks.
The Ten Commandments Gourd is a unique softball sized variety that comes in a mix of striped, mottled and multicolored that is perfect for decorating. This variety is named for the 5 pairs of protruding prongs that point towards the blossom end. The bright, festive colors will add an autumn look to any home!
The Bushel is gigantic ornamental gourd! Bushel gourds produce gigantic sized gourds that can grow up to 5 feet in diameter, the size of a bushel basket, and can weigh as much as 100 pounds. This gourd variety is excellent for making crafts. Impress your neighbors by growing this gigantic gourd!