Vegetable Description: This gourd is dual-purpose—can be used in cooking or as autumn decor! Colorful, orange and green fruit reach 7-8” in diameter. Stores well and matures in 100 days. Attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds. This plant requires consistently moist soil. Do not let dry out between watering.
Vegetable Botanical Name: Cucurbita maxima
Other Common Names: Turk's Turban Winter Squash, the Mexican Hat
Vegetable Duration: Annual
Vegetable Days to Maturity: 100
Vegetable Seeds Per Oz: 95
Vegetable Height: 18” to 24”
Vegetable Spacing: 5' to 6'
Vegetable Planting: Direct sow outside after danger of last frost. Plant in hills of 2-3 plants per hill at 60”-72” apart, and 1“ below soil surface.
Vegetable Seed Saving: Allow gourds to over-ripen on plants; then break them open, and collect seeds. Wear gloves to protect hands. Clean and dry the seeds before storage in cool dry conditions.
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