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Pumpkin Patch Kids


I am trying giant watermelons this year. I heard on the GPC conference to use bottle gourds. I assume there are giant bottle gourds that should be used for the root stock? Where can I buy seeds?

3/18/2022 8:45:59 AM


South Bloomfield, Ohio

If you need grafting help, Jeremy Lindley is your guy.

3/18/2022 9:20:39 AM

Jay Yohe

Pittsburgh, PA

Bushel Gourds and Rampart Gourds are most highly used rootstock for watermelon grafting.

3/18/2022 11:18:24 AM

Pumpkin Patch Kids


Where do you buy Rampart gourd seeds? I assume they need to be a giant strain?

3/28/2022 11:44:15 AM

big moon

Bethlehem CT

They are hard to find but you can sometimes get them from a seed company who will special order them for you.

Another option would be to ask growers on here, many of them grow there own rampart rootstock seed.
I don't have rampart, but I do have bushel gourd or Strongback if you are interested send me a bubble.

3/29/2022 12:58:31 PM

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