Growing Apple Small Gourd Vegetable Garden Seeds - Low Germ - Below Standard
- Germination: 39%
- State (Utah) Requirements: 70%
- Suggested Use/s: Decorative crops
- Special Directions: This seed is 31% below standard. Increase the number of seeds you plant accordingly to make sure you get the growth you envision.
What is "Below Standard Seed"?
Simply put, it is seed that doesn't meet our state's (Utah) germination standard, a standard that varies slightly from seed to seed. Any seed intended for gardening that has a below standard germination rate cannot be sold alongside those that meet the state requirements (which often reflect the national requirements for germination).
We send samples of all our seed to the Utah Department of Agriculture, where they perform several tests to assess the quality of the seed. These state-wide and national seed standards are in line with Association of Official Seed Analysts (AOSA), which exist to ensure consumers that they are getting the highest quality seed, as advertised. Since this seed doesn't meet the state standard, we mark it as "Below Standard Seed".
Below standard seeds are non-refundable.
- Latin Name: Cucurbita pepo
- Other Names: Pepo
- Days to Maturity: 100-120 days
- Hardiness Zone: 3-9
- Planting Depth: 1/2”
- Plant Spacing: 18-24”
- Row Spacing: 6’
- Growth Habit: Vines
- Soil Preference: Moist, well-draining
- Temp Preference: 70℉
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests/diseases: Cucumber beetles
- Color: Dark green when fresh, and dry to be brown
Apple Small Gourd Growth Habits:
If you have a longer summer, seed outdoors. You may need to start seeds indoors in northern climates. Gourds need to have plenty of space, and they also grow more successfully with some support. This is due to the fact their vines and fruit need proper ventilation.
Various Uses for Apple Small Gourd:
Apple Gourds are primarily used for decoration. These gourds are great for decoration, crafting, and making birdhouses. Their shape is perfect for a wide variety of crafts.
Apple Small Gourd Benefits:
Gourds are used primarily for decoration. So planting them in your garden can provide some mutual benefits to other crops. Plant alongside broccoli, dill, marigolds, and catnip to help these items out in your garden.
Apple Gourds are easy to grow, and are the perfect size for a variety of crafts.