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Gizmo seeds

Direct seed in soils that are above 70º F. Plant gourds ½” – 1” deep. For a general rule of thumb plant seed the depth of three times the thickness of the seed. Plant spacing varies depending on fruit size. For small and miniature gourds plant at approximately 5 – 10 sq. ft. per plant. For large gourds plant them at 30 sq. ft. per plant.

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Rupp Variety

Harvest when fruit have developed deep vibrant color or when plants start to die down. Clean gourds of dirt, then dip them in a 5% chlorine solution to ensure long shelf life.

A new Rupp winged gourd mix, which is unique for its bush plant type, offers fruit with rich colors including; dark green, orange, yellow, light green, and white. This hard-shelled variety yields fruit that are 3 – 5″ tall by 6 – 8″ wide at the tip of the wings. Gizmo is sure to be another great addition to your fall decoration lineup.

Gizmo

Scout fields every 7 days to ensure crop health. Look for insect, weed, and disease pressure. The first three weeks focus on weeds and insect pressure. Then focus on disease pressure. For weed, insect, and disease identification and treatments consult the Midwest Vegetable Production Guide: https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/ID/ID-56-W%202020.pdf or your local extension. Place pollinators in field to ensure maximum fruit set.

Game Changer

Gizmo seeds

A fun gourd mix that displays all the fall colors we love in a fancy, winged gourd. Produces dark green, light green, orange, yellow, and white fruit. Fruit stands 3”- 5” tall and is 6”- 8” wide. Uniquely grown on a bush-type plant.

A fun gourd mix that displays all the fall colors we love in a fancy, winged gourd. Produces dark green, light green, orange, yellow, and white fruit. Fruit stands 3”- 5” tall and is 6”- 8” wide. Uniquely grown on a bush-type plant.

Description

Gizmo seeds

GREENHOUSE: During the last few years, gourds and ornamental corn have become very popular items during the fall – at road side stands. Sow indoors April 15th in 3 in/8 cm. Jiffy Strips @ 3 seeds per pots, 1/4 or 1/2 in/6 or 13mm. deep – depending on seed size. Maintain 70°F/21°C soil temp. Transplant outside about June 10th. – just like squash. Dust plants with insecticide, just before setting out. Space plants 3 ft/91 cm apart, both ways.

Bush plant type, fruit with rich colors including dark green, orange, yellow, light green, and white. Hard-shelled fruit are 3-5 in/8-13 cm tall by 6-8 in/15-20 cm wide at the tip of the wings. Pkt contains 5-25 seeds.

GOURDS – Small & Large Types

Seed size varies according to type.

DIRECT SOWING: Sow outdoors like squash, June 10th. 1/4 – 1/2 in./6 – 13 mm deep. Space seeds @ 3 per hill in rows or trellis vines on a sturdy fence for cleaner fruit.

Bush plant type, fruit with rich colors including dark green, orange, yellow, light green, and white. Hard-shelled fruit are 3-5 in/8-13 cm tall by 6-8 in/15-20 cm wide at the tip of the wings. Pkt contains 5-25 seeds.

HARVEST: Pick when completely ripe, do not bruise fruit. Wash with a strong disinfectant to remove dirt and fungi – which may cause rot. Spread fruit on a raised screen so that they do not touch – to dry. Turn the fruit regularly during drying period – usually 3 – 4 weeks. When dry – wax fruit with a dry cloth and floor wax. Do not shellac – it tends to change color and appearance. Spray painting will not harm fruit.