Tennessee Dancing Gourd, organic seeds

Eco Heirloom variety

Information

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.


 

Product number:3670
Scientific name:Cucurbita pepo var. ovifera
Botanic family:The Squash Family - Cucurbitaceae
Organic:Yes
Days to maturity:93
Lifespan:Annual
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:No
Sowing time:Pre-cultivate: April–June
Sowing depth:3 cm
Germination time:6–10 days
Plant spacing:50–80 cm
Row spacing:90–130 cm
Height:200–300 cm
Plant location:Sun
Harvest/blooming:August–September
Seeds/g:2–10 seeds
Heirloom variety:Yes

Cultivation advice

Sowing

Seed can be sown directly outdoors when the soil is thoroughly heated (min. 15°C). If the soil is cold, the seeds don't germinate, but rot. The safest way is to first plant indoors or in a hotbed. Sow about 3 cm deep in pots with 2-4 seeds in each, approx. 4 weeks before the expected planting out. Save 1-2 seedlings (in each pot) and allow them to be quite warm, bright and airy. Gradually get them used to the cooler environment outside, and plant out when the soil is warm and the danger of frost is over. Pumpkin plants have sensitive roots, so be careful when planting.

Spacing

Between plants 50-80 cm and 90-130 cm between rows. The pumpkin is a climber and can become very large. Give it ample space!

Harvest

Harvest before frost harms the fruits. The pumpkin can be stored for several months. It is used in everything such as soups, casseroles, pies, desserts, marmalade and preserves.

Seed

1 g has 7-10 seeds. A portion of about 1 g of gives at least five good plants in the greenhouse. For a 100 meters stretch of plants approx. 40g is needed.
A portion contains 8-10 seeds.