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Bottle Birdhouse Gourd

Bottle Birdhouse Gourd

The bottle gourd, also known as the birdhouse gourd, Lagenaria siceraria, is a hard-shelled gourd native to northern Africa and, from there, was widely distributed to South America in pre-Columbian times. It is believed to be one of the earliest domesticated crops, dating back to over 10,000 years ago


Gourd vines are heavy and must be staked or trellised. 


The fruits can be eaten when young and small, but they are prized for their mature, dried shells.  Dry or cure the gourds in a warm, dry, well-ventilated location, like a garage or shed. Place the gourds in a single layer on clean newspapers or shelves. Space them so they don't touch one another. Turn the gourds frequently and promptly remove any that show signs of decay.


Starter will be in a 4" reusable nursery pot.

  • Pick Up Info

    Shipping is not available. 

    Plants will be ready for in-person pick up at our farm in Greenwood Springs, Mississippi right ahead of planting time for our region. 

    Orders over $100 can be delivered to your home in Monroe County, MS. Orders over $200 can be delivered to your city within a 40-mile radius of our zip, 38848.

Ready to pick up in March - May
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