Extra Long Dipper Gourd
The Extra Long Dipper Gourd 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 over 10,000 years. This variety produces good yields of 2 - 4 foot long pale green gourds with a bulbed end perfect for making ladles, dippers, and other crafts.
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 where they're not touching. Turn the gourds frequently and remove any that show signs of decay.
Starter will be in a 4" reusable nursery pot.
Pick Up Info
Shipping is not available for live plants.
We will keep your plants thriving until right before it's time for you to plant them in your garden. Orders will be ready to pick up at our farm in Greenwood Springs, Mississippi, March-May.
Orders over $200 can be scheduled for free, front-door delivery to Monroe County, MS. customers. We'll also have a few delivery drops in North Columbus and Tupelo and are happy to meet customers with any order size at our drop locations.