Bottle Gourd,Bird House,Ornamental types need about 90 to 100 days.

BLISTER GOURD SEEDS

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ABOUT GOURD -- Gourds have as many uses as they do shapes, colors and textures. Bitter Melons are particularly good stuffed with meat, seafood or beans, as are hairy melons, especially when stuffed with pork and baked. Bottle and Calabash Gourds are excellent in meat soups or stir-fries. Young Luffas can be prepared just like zucchini. And while used in a variety of Asian dishes, the Winter Melon is the key ingredient for the famous winter melon soup, popular at Chinese banquets. The soup is cooked in the melon itself, and chunks of melon flesh are scooped out and served with the soup. Gourds used for eating and cooking should be harvested young, as they tend to grow bitter the longer they are left on the vine.
Bottle Bird House Gourds (OP)
140 days.

About 10-12 inches in diameter, tapering at stem end.
Smooth, tan and hard shell.Perhaps the most famous and unusual of the gourds, the Birdhouse/Bottle Gourd is the classic gourd for crafting. 

GENERAL GROWING INFORMATION

PLANTING: Indoors- Individual biodegradable peat/cowpots 1” deep, 3-4 weeks before last frost with soil temperature at 70 degrees. Transplant after last frost without disturbing the roots. Outdoors- Plant 1” deep, after last frost, when soil warms to 70 degrees. Plant 2-3 seeds every 18-36” apart, with the large varieties the furthest apart. Harvest- When the skin is hardening and the stem is shriveled, brown, and dried. Cut the stem off closest to the vine. Cucurbita Gourds- Harvest mature gourds before cold weather. Frost or freezing conditions causes’ injury to skins. Keep in a cool, dark, dry place for curing. Lagenaria Gourds- Harvest in the fall after light frosts, when leaves die but before heavy frost arrives. Require a long drying period; 3-6 months with good ventilation and the gourds should not be touching each other. Check often for soft or rotten ones, discard them and if mold forms, wipe it off. When the seeds rattle inside and feel light they are dried. Tips- Vines can grow 15 feet or more. Grow on a trellis for more uniform, straight gourds and for more garden spac

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