The Mini Bottle Gourd produces small dumbbell or hourglass shaped gourds with a larger bulb on the bottom and a smaller one on top.
They are usually 1 1/2 to 6 in. in height and used as baby rattles in Southeast Asia. Great for smaller craft or art projects, ornaments, small bowls or vases.
Certified Organic. 120 days
Approx 20 seeds per pack
Outdoor Sowing Recommended
Space hills 4 - 6 ' apart for bush varieties and 8 -10' apart for large vining varieties.
When night temperatures stay above 55F, sow 6 seeds per hill, 1" deep. When seedlings are 6" tall, thin to the 2 or 3 strongest. Clip vines instead of pulling to avoid disturbing roots. Water slowly and deeply during dry weather.
Leave on vine until rinds are hard, then harvest. Store throughout winter in a dry place at 55 - 60* F.