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Birdhouse Gourd

A Favorite for Making into Birdhouses
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  • SKU: 61635
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Birdhouse Gourd

Description
One of the more popular gourds to grow! Birdhouse Gourd vines bear light green, hourglass-shaped gourds that are the ideal size for hanging birdhouses. Gourds are usually 12-24 inches long with an 8-12 inch diameter. Gourds should be harvested in the fall when the shell becomes hard and glossy and before a killing frost. To make a birdhouse, allow the gourd to dry, cut an entrance hole, remove the seeds, and varnish or wax the gourd. Gourd seeds can be started indoors or direct sown into the garden after all danger of frost has passed. Plant in hills, with about 5-8 ft. between hills. 95 DAYS.
Product Details
  • FormVining
  • LightFull sun
  • Height1 - 2 feet
  • Spread10 - 16 feet vine
  • Spacing5-8 feet between hills
  • Zones3 - 9 (Annual)
  • Germination8-10 days
  • Soil RequirementsRich, well-drained, sandy loam soil; pH 6.0-7.0
  • CommentsLight green, smooth, with a hard shell. Hourglass shape. Harvest in the fall when the shell becomes hard and glossy, before a killing frost. Big enough for bluebirds. Cut entrance hole, remove seeds, and varnish or wax gourd to make it last.
  • Botanical NameLagenaria siceraria 'Birdhouse'
  • SizeGourd: 12-14 inches tall x 10-12 inches wide
  • Depth1 inch
  • Days To Maturity95-110 days
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Orders for general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days. Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2019 Fall Shipping Schedule
ZONE Seeds
1A-4B 6/18 - 11/1
5A & 5B 6/18 - 11/1
6A & 6B 6/18 - 11/1
7A & 7B 6/18 - 11/1
8A & 8B 6/18 - 11/1
9A-10B 6/18 - 11/1
Last Order Date All Grow Zones: Oct 28, 2019

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