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Gourd Seeds - Small Round. Heirloom, Non-GMO. Benincasa hispida. 75-85 days to maturity. Warm season annual. Also known as winter melon or white gourd, this vigorous, prolific variety produces up to 16 fruits per plant. Green skinned fruit are fragrant and flavorful with a firm flesh growing to a size of 4"x 7" and weighing up to 1.5 pounds. ~ 450 seeds / oz.
Requires a long, warm growing season. Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in spring/summer after last frost in a warm, sunny location. The seed coat is hard and should be soaked in warm water for 24 hours. Hill planting: Form soil into a 1-ft. diameter mound 3-4" tall. Space mounds 4 6' apart. On each mound plant 1-2 seeds. Row planting: See spacing info in chart. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Hand pollination may be necessary. Train to climb a vertical support for better air circulation and ease of harvest or leave vine on the ground. Fruit can be stored in a dry, cool environment during winter months (avoid direct contact with concrete). Delicious in soups and stews. Cut gourd open, scrape out seeds and cut into cubes to cook.
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