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Adds color and cheer to fall displays! Ten Commandments Gourd (Cucurbita pepo) yields beautiful, medium-sized fruits with distinctive points that look like a crown. This ornamental variety may also be used in recipes similar to squash. (95 days)
Each packet contains approximately 25 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Known as a warm season annual, gourds do best in full sun and require ample amounts of water and soil rich in organic matter. If gardening in a short-season climate, start indoors 3-4 weeks prior to planting. Transplant outdoors when all danger of frost has passed, and soil temperatures have warmed.
Harvest when the stems dry out and turn brown. Use a sharp pruning knife to cut the fruit, and at least 2-3 inches of the stem, from the vine. Discard any fruit that is bruised or rotten.