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Kicking around the idea of trying one of these.
Can they handle the heat?

11/28/2018 12:35:33 PM


Not seeing many BG growers out west. Is there a reason for that or what??

11/28/2018 12:42:57 PM

Engel's Great Pumpkins and Carvings

Menomonie, WI (mail@gr8pumpkin.net)

They love heat and moisture.

11/28/2018 1:11:21 PM

big moon

Bethlehem CT

i would guess that they will grow really well for you. Growers are just starting to take an interest in them, they have only been a GPC category for a handful of years. Bushel gourds don't seem to be hurt by dry conditions either. I rarely give mine any additional water besides what nature provides. They are tough!

11/28/2018 1:15:39 PM


Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

I learned this year that they are susceptible to the same, brown rust like fungus that gets on long gourds. I also learned that rabbits and groundhogs like to eat the vines.

11/28/2018 7:11:08 PM


Hmmmm...Might have to ask Santa to bring me some seeds...Thx for the info, folks

12/1/2018 1:22:13 PM

Jay Yohe

Pittsburgh, PA

Dirt - We have a bunch from my daughters 242 Yohe BG if you want some. You can hit me up at jayyohe@yahoo.com if you’re interested.

12/2/2018 12:34:19 AM


Thank You, Jay!! Very generous of you to offer. I'll drop you a line

12/2/2018 4:19:48 PM

Smoky Mtn Pumpkin (Team GWG)

sevierville, Tn

they fall between ag's and melons. They like the heat.

12/2/2018 6:01:45 PM


Phoenix, AZ

This is a late reply, but yes, BG's just love the heat. Here in Phoenix they just breezed through a week of 110 - 115 oF temperatures with no sun protection or leaf damage. You will need to give them lots of water, though. If they start to wilt the sun will fry the leaves.

7/20/2019 1:02:13 PM

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