Home What's New Message Board
Select Destination Site Search

Message Board

Bushel Gourd Growing Forum

Subject:  giant bushel gourd seeds

Bushel Gourd Growing Forum      Return to Board List




Date Posted

Vimes (wizeheart@gmail.com)

Huntsville Texas

Hi, last year we grew a successful giant bushel gourd here in East Texas in our educational community gardens. It was over 100 pounds but it had a very thin skin. We would like to grow some with much thicker skins for use for artwork. Does anyone have seeds available? Thanks so much.

1/27/2020 12:48:00 PM

Tree Doctor

Mulino, Oregon

I would be more than happy to send you seeds. Please email me at fishroadfarm@canby.com. Jim Sherwood

1/27/2020 3:46:52 PM

big moon

Bethlehem CT

The thin skinned gourds should thicken up if you leave them on the vine to fully ripen. In my experience the young ones that are harvested before they are fully ripe don't have a thick enough skin to dry and use. I tried to dry out my 263 from this year but the skin wasn't thick enough. It was still too young.

1/27/2020 5:01:56 PM

big moon

Bethlehem CT

In Texas you certainly have a long enough season to get them mature and then to dry them.

1/27/2020 5:02:57 PM

Vimes (wizeheart@gmail.com)

Huntsville Texas

Thank you so much, Jim Sherwood. I will email you shortly. We are very interested in seeds for extremely big gourds partly because the whole neighborhood was fascinated with watching the one we grew as it got larger. Concerning that one, it was growing well and then looked like something had chewed into it. It turned yellow overnight so we picked it and it was all mush inside. With scooping it out and drying it carefully, we were able to save it successfully. Its shell is fully hardened and a lovely golden brown.

1/28/2020 9:48:10 AM

Vimes (wizeheart@gmail.com)

Huntsville Texas

Thanks so much, Tree Doctor. We will be sending you the padded envelope with postage for seeds. We would also greatly appreciate seeds from anyone else, would be happy to pay, to get at least one seed from a two hundred pound gourd if possible. Thanks.

2/24/2020 12:07:03 PM

wile coyote

St. Paul, Minnesota

I have some 200 + pound seeds that you can Vimes. Email me at wcoyote02@yahoo.com

2/24/2020 12:31:04 PM

Total Posts: 7 Current Server Time: 9/19/2020 9:24:38 PM
Bushel Gourd Growing Forum      Return to Board List
  Note: Sign In is required to reply or post messages.
Top of Page

Questions or comments? Send mail to Ken AT bigpumpkins.com.
Copyright © 1999-2020 BigPumpkins.com. All rights reserved.