- Germination: 67%
- State (Utah) Requirements: 70%
- Suggested Use/s: Gardening
- Special Directions: This seed is -3% 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".
Low germination seeds are non-refundable.
Growing Gourd Corsican Vegetable Garden Seeds - Below Standard - Low Germ
- Latin Name: Lagenaria siceraria
- Days to Maturity: 110-130 days
- Hardiness Zone: 2-10
- Planting Depth: 1/2”
- Plant Spacing: 24”
- Row Spacing: 6’
- Growth Habit: Vines
- Soil Preference: Moist, well-draining
- Temp Preference: 70-90℉
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests/diseases: Aphids, squash bug
- Color: Medium green
- Flavor: Used for decorative purposes
Corsican Gourds grow 18-24” tall with long vines. Sow seeds indoors for transplant or directly outdoors. Space hills 6’ apart in full sun in the spring. After 110-130 days, gourds are ready for harvest, and they can either be harvested green or left to continue to dry. These gourds are heavy feeders that require a lot of nitrogen.
Once these gourds are cured, they can be used for a myriad of decorative purposes. Paint the outer shell of the gourd. Corsican Gourd’s outer skin is so flat. It takes paint well. It can be drilled and used as a vessel. This gourd makes a perfect bowl.
Corsican Gourd Benefits:
Corsican Gourds have many benefits in the garden. Plant them near many of your favorite plants. Some common plants that gourds can benefit from are marigolds, radishes, dill, catnip, broccoli, and tansy. Steer clear of potatoes, since Corsican Gourds are such heavy feeders, they will always compete for nutrients.
Corsican gourds can make a beautiful bowl once hollowed out and painted.
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