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Vegetable Gardening: How long do Gourds last stored inside?

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keithp2012
West Babylon, NY
(Zone 7a)

February 20, 2013
1:01 PM

Post #9425679

I bought a gourd around Halloween and kept it inside my room all this time. It hasn't rotted, softened, and has no odor. Do gourds never rot?
Farmerdill
Augusta, GA
(Zone 8a)


February 20, 2013
1:10 PM

Post #9425690

Hard shelled gourds (Lagenaria siceraria) properly dried will last indefinitely unless exposed to water or weather. They are as durable as wood.
keithp2012
West Babylon, NY
(Zone 7a)

February 20, 2013
2:23 PM

Post #9425766

This is orange with green and yellow stripes and round, not sure of species but it does feel very hard.

How long will seeds inside remain viable?
Farmerdill
Augusta, GA
(Zone 8a)


February 20, 2013
3:00 PM

Post #9425814

Most of the colorful small ornamental gourds are actually squash, so they don't keep extra long, some maybe a year. If it drys out with out rotting, the seeds are viable for several years.
keithp2012
West Babylon, NY
(Zone 7a)

February 20, 2013
4:28 PM

Post #9425920

Ok thank you

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