Plant seed when soil warms to 65°F (no later than June 9). Seed should be planted in moist soil no deeper than 1". Space hills 10' x 20'. For best results start seed indoors 2 weeks before transplanting outdoors.
IMPORTANT: For best germination clip the wide flat end of the seed to expose the inner seed. NOTE: Seed may not be true to any specific shape & may produce other large gourd shapes.
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.