Gourd, Turks Turban (Cucurbita maixima) - 10 Seeds
•American grown seeds
•Easy to grow
Brightly colored ornamental squash has large, flattened fruits measuring 8 to 10 inches across. "Buttons" striped with scarlet, white, orange, cream and green. Turk's Turban Gourd seeds yield orange gourds that have a flavor similar to squash. The Gourd seeds do best in well-drained soil and full sun, and can be harvested off the vine when ready.
Growing Instructions (USDA Zones 3-12):
Turk's Turban Gourd seeds can be sown indoors three weeks before the last frost, and transplanted after three weeks. When it comes time to transplant outside, harden off the plants during a period of four to seven days. While growing, be sure not to overwater, as doing so can cause rot and mildew to spread throughout the vine. When the gourds are ready to be harvested, the stems will turn yellow and can be cut off the vine.