Growing Big Green Sausage Gourd Vegetable Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Lagenaria siceraria
- Other Names: Calabash
- Days to Maturity: 70 days
- Hardiness Zone: 2-10
- Planting Depth: 1/2”
- Plant Spacing: 18-24”
- Row Spacing: 6’
- Growth Habit: Vine
- Soil Preference: Moist, well-draining
- Temp Preference: 70-85℉
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests/diseases: Squash vine borer, aphids
- Color: Pale green
- Flavor: Used for ornamental purposes, but can be sweet
Big Green Sausage Gourd Growth Habits:
Plant seeds ½” deep, and when thinning seedlings, place hills 6’ apart, as the plant will grow significantly and needs plenty of space. It helps gourds grow straight to use a fence or a trellis to guide them. When they reach full size or keep them on the vine, harvest gourds, harvest gourds allow them to fully dry without rotting.
Various Uses for Big Green Sausage Gourd:
In the U.S. Big Green Sausage Gourds are used for decorative purposes. Place them on a fall tablescape with other decorative gourds and pumpkins. In Central America, Calabash gourds seeds have been used in a variation of the popular rice drink horchata. It pairs well with rice, cinnamon, and allspice.
Big Green Sausage Gourd Benefits:
Big Green Sausage Gourd can be used for crafting. The inside of the gourd must be hollowed out first, or else the Gourd will go through sloughing. Once the inside is hollowed out the gourd can be painted, woodburned, or decorated however you choose.
Calabash gourds were used as vessels to hold belongings in ancient times.
Seeds Per Package:
- 1 oz - Approximately 6,800 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 27,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 108,000 Seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately 544,000 Seeds