Tags: Certified Organic Open Pollinated
Growing Practices: No Pesticides No Herbicides No Fungicides No Synthetic Fertilizers
Latin Name: Lagenaria siceraria
Days to Maturity: 150
Very large (20-24”) gourds with thick walls (up to 3/4 inch when grown in optimal conditions). Shape is round to slightly teardrop. In Common Wealth Seed Growers' 2015 gourd trial of 29 varieties, this is one of only six that held up to the heavy Downy Mildew pressure and grew well into October. Original seedstock came from Suzanne Ashworth through Seed Savers Exchange. Seed grown by Twin Oaks Seed Farm.
Note: in our 2015 and 2016 African Drum growouts I now believe we overly narrowed the genetics of the population, resulting in thinner shells and slightly smaller gourds. In 2019 we obtained more of the original seedstock and the gourds came out larger and with thicker shells. This is the seed we are sending out this year, and we'll be making sure to maintain a larger population size from now on. - Edmund for CWSG
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We will do our best to ship out our orders within 2 business days; however, this changes to approximately 5 business days if you order seed from August through October as we are in the midst of harvest season. We ship USPS.
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United States (Zone 7a)
Established in 2014
11.00 acres in production