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Speckled Swan Gourd

Speckled Swan Gourd

The Speckled Swan Gourd is a hard-shelled heirloom variety that is 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. The Speckled Swan Gourd has an enlarged bottom, an elongated neck, and a bulbous head that resembles a swan's body.


Gourd vines are heavy and must be staked or trellised. 


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 frequently and remove any that show signs of decay. This variety is not edible.


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.

Ready to pick up in March - May
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