Bush plants maturing in 65 to 70 days. Bush habit allows for tighter spacing and good harvest of highly ornamental fruit. The bright disc shaped fruits are multi-colored and resemble sunflowers.
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.