The UFO F1 Gourd is a white saucer-shaped variety with short fingers that looks like it is out of this world, hence its name! Not only will these 8-10 ounce gourds blow you away with its unique looks, but also its flavor. This tasty variety grows on 5 foot vines and will produce a dozen fruits per plant.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Grow your own bathroom sponge with this Luffa gourd! The fibrous internal structure of the Luffa can be used as a sponge for cleaning or as an exfoliator. This gourd is fun to grow and show your friends!
The Big Apple is a gourd that is great for ornamental uses. This gourd plant produces 8-inch fruit that looks just like giant apples, hence its name! This gourd is great for crafts and fall displays. Big Apple can also be painted red or made into birdhouses.