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seeds from underdeveloped gourds

Posted by telecaster 5 ( on
Thu, Sep 21, 06 at 18:58

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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RE: seeds from underdeveloped gourds

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".


RE: seeds from underdeveloped gourds

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.

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