Decorative Gourd ‘Dipper’ Large Gourd

Decorative Gourd ‘Dipper’ Large Gourd

Description

White-spotted green fruits each have a long, thin, winding neck with a 3 inch bulb at the end that can be cut and hollowed to use as a dipper. Dries to tan. 110 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

White-spotted green fruits each have a long, thin, winding neck with a 3 inch bulb at the end that can be cut and hollowed to use as a dipper. Dries to tan. 110 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.

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