Tennessee Dancing Gourd
Cucurbita pepo var. ovifera
You don’t need to be able to eat everything you grow. Tennessee Dancing Gourd,which is also called ”Tennessee Spinning Gourd”, is cultivated for decorations andtoys. It is said that the school children in Tennessee always carried aspinning gourd in their pockets to play with. The rampant vine grows over fences, up inthe trees, from pillar to post and gives a great number of small, bottlenecked,hard, striped fruits in green and light yellow. The fruit turns yellow during winter but keeps the hard shell.
Everyone becomes happy to seethe tiny sweet fruits with the size of a golf ball, where only the fantasy setsthe limit of how to enjoy it. A package contains about 8-10 seeds.
|Latin name:||Cucurbita pepo var. ovifera|
|Botanic family:||The Squash Family - Cucurbitaceae|
|Days to maturity:||93|