Decorative Gourd ‘Calabash Penguin’ Large Gourd

Decorative Gourd ‘Calabash Penguin’ Large Gourd

Description

Bulbed, light green, 12 inch by 5 inch fruits are ideal for crafts. An especially fun shape for painting to look like a penguin or other creature. Dries to tan. 120 days from transplant.
Care: Plant 4-6′ apart in rows 6-8′ apart in full sun and well-drained soil. Grow on a trellis or fence for cleaner fruit. Leave on the vine as long as possible, until rinds have hardened. Bring in after the first light frost, before rains. Wash ripe gourd in diluted bleach solution, dry, then wax with floor wax and polish. Turn regularly while drying; takes about a month.

Product Description

Bulbed, light green, 12 inch by 5 inch fruits are ideal for crafts. An especially fun shape for painting to look like a penguin or other creature. Dries to tan. 120 days from transplant.
Care: Plant 4-6′ apart in rows 6-8′ apart in full sun and well-drained soil. Grow on a trellis or fence for cleaner fruit. Leave on the vine as long as possible, until rinds have hardened. Bring in after the first light frost, before rains. Wash ripe gourd in diluted bleach solution, dry, then wax with floor wax and polish. Turn regularly while drying; takes about a month.