ripe gourds

bighJune 23, 2009

How do you know if gourds are ripe? In Phoenix Az we do not get frost. the gourds will grow 10 months or longer. So when do I pick them and start drying

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I pick my gourds (hard shelled and ornamental) when the tendril next to the gourd turns brown. I hear the shell is thicker if you leave them on until frost kills the plants. But I like having gourds sitting around in the fall (or late summer) and it seems like a waste to me to leave the gourds in the field until they are all moldy and brown.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2009 at 8:21PM
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