An exciting and attractive hybrid gourd mixture, Galaxy of the Stars brings interest to your fall market displays. The mix produces unique star-shaped fruit in varying striped patterns in colors of yellow, cream, orange, green, and white. The mature fruit holds up well to mechanical washing and waxing. Galaxy of Stars gourds are an excellent variety to boost fall sales at roadside or farmer's markets.
Gourds need to be planted early in your growing season. Leave on the vine until just before the first frost; they do not need to freeze. Pick when completely ripe, do not bruise fruit. Wash with a strong disinfectant to remove dirt and fungi - which may cause rot. Store in a cool dry place to cure out. Do not stack as they need air circulation.
Created from a controlled method of pollination in which the pollen of two different species or varieties is crossed by human intervention. Typical F1 varieties are deliberately created to breed a desired trait. Gardeners who use hybrid plant varieties usually purchase new seed every year, however, over several years the seed could eventually be used for open pollination
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.