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Bushel Gourd

Gourds up to 20 Inches Wide!
Gourds up to 20 Inches Wide!
  • SKU: 61636
  • For each offer ordered, get 1 pack of 10 seeds
This item ships in both Spring & Fall

Bushel Gourd

Produces extra-large gourds that are favorites for storage containers and crafts. Gourds grow an incredible 3-5 ft. around and weigh 25-60 lbs. Gourds should be harvested when the stem has dried and before the first killing frost. Once dried, these gourds can be washed, waxed and made into storage containers or decorated for crafts projects. In northern gardens, gourd seeds should be started indoors and transplanted to the garden after all danger of frost has passed. Each Bushel Gourd vine will bear 1-3 gourds. 110-120 DAYS.
Product Details
  • FormAnnual, vine
  • LightFull Sun
  • Height12 - 18 inches
  • Spread48+ inches
  • Spacing4 per hill with hills 8 feet apart.
  • Zones3 - 9 (Annual)
  • FoliageGreen foliage.
  • Flower FormWhite to yellow.
  • BloomsSummer
  • FruitOrnamental; used for storage and crafts.
  • Germination7-10 days
  • Soil RequirementsWell-drained, sandy loam.
  • Growth RateMedium growth rate.
  • CommentsStart indoors in the North. Full sun and ample water. Weigh very little when dried. Can be dried for a large container.
  • Yield1-3 per vine
  • Botanical NameLagenaria siceraria 'Bushel'
  • Size3 - 5 feet diameter; 25-60 pounds, some may grow up to 100 pounds. Dries to a lighter weight.
  • Depth1 inch
  • Days To Maturity110 - 130 days
Shipping Schedule

Shipping Schedule

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 Spring Shipping Schedule
1A-4A 11/2/18 - 6/17/19
4B 11/2/18 - 6/17/19
5A 11/2/18 - 6/17/19
5B 11/2/18 - 6/17/19
6A 11/2/18 - 6/17/19
6B 11/2/18 - 6/17/19
7A 11/2/18 - 6/17/19
7B 11/2/18 - 6/17/19
8A & B 11/2/18 - 6/17/19
9A & B 11/2/18 - 6/17/19
10A & B 11/2/18 - 6/17/19
Last Order Date 6/14/2019

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Please note that we cannot ship outside the 48 contiguous states.

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