seeds from underdeveloped gourds

telecaster(5)September 21, 2006

I have several new gourds growing that will probably not mature because it is so late..when I pick my big ones can I take these to at least get seeds from? thnx

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gourd_friends(z5/6 IL)

I can't tell you not to use the immature gourds, but, you'll get much better seed from a mature gourd.
Choose a nice gourd of whatever varieties and save seed from them.
We call these gourds, "sacrificial gourds".

Jan

    Bookmark   September 24, 2006 at 10:52PM
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nwl_me

Sometimes a large immature gourd will have a few viable seeds if left on the vine until after the vine dies and is allowed to ripen (though it might rot instead of ripening) at 60-70F before drying.

    Bookmark   September 24, 2006 at 11:54PM
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