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African Wine Kettle - #548U (OP)
119 days. 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. They get as much as 18" to 20" plus across and as tall as 32"
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.
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