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Ornamental Gourds: Spoon Gourd variety question

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seedsandsuch
Collegedale, TN

March 27, 2009
3:28 PM

Post #6327115

Hello;

I recently purchased some seeds for spoon gourds and I purchased 2 different types (spoon gourd and ornamental spoon gourd.) Do you know if there really are 2 different types of spoon gourd out there? I am looking for a spoon gourd that will hold up enough to dry and craft. The company I purchased the seeds from showed a picture of a crafted spoon gourd for the spoon gourd seeds and a picture of a green and yellow gourd for the ornamental spoon gourd seeds. Is there really a difference between the two? Thanks so much for your help!
roadrunner
Hereford, AZ
(Zone 8a)

March 28, 2009
6:51 PM

Post #6332061

I can't answer for sure...but some years ago I bought some of the decorative gourds and let them dry...then painted them back to the original (sorta) colors...here is a link to them...and both types are there. Jo

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/406354/
givie
harare
Zimbabwe

October 26, 2012
7:27 AM

Post #9315885

I am trying to get seed for gaint gourds. I am interested in growing these.
roadrunner
Hereford, AZ
(Zone 8a)

October 26, 2012
8:36 AM

Post #9315946

I will see if I have any left. Will the inspectors let them come through the mail? Jo
helenchild
Decatur, GA

October 30, 2012
10:10 AM

Post #9320212

Here is a link for seeds that should grow true to type, so they say.
http://www.americangourdsociety.org/links.html
When growing gourds I recommend only using seeds that are hand pollinated so you will get the type of gourds you want after a long growing season.
There are many sources for gourd seed and I don't actually know anything about the above source.

brendak654

brendak654
Anna, IL
(Zone 6b)

December 7, 2013
6:47 PM

Post #9723536

Wow, I have never heard of spoon gourds. I have grown a lot of gourds, so I will have to check that one out.

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