20 Hopi Gourd Rattle seeds, Lagenaria siceraria, USDA Organic, Ore
Family: Cucurbit (Cucurbitaceae)
Annual, days to maturity: 90 to 100. Soil pH 5.6-7.5. Hardiness zones 5-10. Annual.
Grown at the Tesuque Reservation in New Mexico. From seed; direct sow after last frost.
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds.
Plant in hills of fast-draining soil. Water sparingly. Once the fruit attains full size, twist the stem to encourage early maturation and drying. Harvest after first frost. Climbing plant, can be used as a fast growing summer screen. Disease resistant. Some say to discard seeds that do not germinate after 10 days because they will not be vigorous enough to succeed outdoors. Prefers heavy fertility. Harvest with as much stem as possible, remove when dried.
Help the vine find its best purchase on a trellis tripod. Water sparingly. Once the fruit attains full size, twist the stem to encourage early maturation and drying. Harvest after first frost.
20 Seeds/pkt., Certified Organically Grown by Strictly Medicinal.