Create your very own historically inspired garden with this packet of Dipper Gourd Seeds. Native to West Africa where in Zimbabwe wild populations can still be found today. Gourds are one of the oldest cultivated vegetables dating back more than 10,000 years. Long handled Dipper was grown to be used as a utensil, primarily a ladle.
FULL SUN – Plant in late spring after danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed to a depth of 6 inches. Plant in hills, 4 feet apart or in rows 3 feet apart.
When seedlings are 3 inches high, thin, leaving 4 plants per hill or 12 inches between plants in a row. Well-rotted manure or compost dug into the soil where the seeds are to be planted is highly beneficial.
Harvest fruits only after they are fully matured and before the first frost. Remove from vine leaving part of the stem attached to the fruit. Store in a moderately warm, dry area.
- 5 g Seed Packet
- Gourd Plant, Lagenaria siceraria
- Plant 12 inches apart at 1 inch depth
- 7-10 Days to Germination
- 100-125 days to maturity
- Made in the USA
Eighteenth-century Williamsburg was the home of many ardent gardeners and plant collectors who often exchanged seeds with fellow enthusiasts in Great Britain. Gardeners obtained their seeds from store merchants or from traveling seedsmen. Today, the Colonial Williamsburg seed program continues the tradition by offering many varieties grown in the 18th century.