A colorful mix of green, yellow, orange and white with a unique daisy pattern on the stem end of the fruit. Provides a cornucopia of beautiful 3" x 2" gourds in all shapes. High Yielding. Developed by Larry Eckler of Niles, MI. Best planted when the soil has a constant temperature of 60 F. Plant 1" deep, 2' apart in the row and rows 6' apart. Best NOT to overpopulate. Fertilize at planting and again at flower set.
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.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.