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Characteristics: Fruiting Vine
Seeds per packet: 10
Prehistoric looking, large, green, wrinkled skinned, bottle shaped gourd, ideally used as an eye-catching climber or for ground cover. Pick and use fruits for interesting autumn decorations and craft work. Dry fruits fully in a cool, airy position before painting the skins. Not edible.
Adaptable to most good garden soils but prefers a rich soil with generous amount of water in full sun.
Tropical: All Year Round
Temperate: Spring to Early Summer
Cool climate: Mid Spring to Early Summer
Sow: 2cm deep
Sow 3-4 seeds in raised mounds 1 metre apart in direct in growing position. Thin to to the stwo strongest plants in each mound.
Plant space: 1 metre
Row Space: 1 metre
Germination: 6-10 days
Maturity: 14 weeks