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 from now on, and we'll be making sure to maintain a larger population size. - Edmund for CWSG

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    Is there a difference between African drum gourds & Bushel gourds ?

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    How late can I plant gourds in Southeast Texas ?

    Posted by Clifton Sitz on 06/28/2021

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    • It needs about 150 days here in Virginia so on that basis alone you should still be able to plant. That said I don't know the climate there, and whether there could be other issues. You might try these folks: texasgourdsociety.org.

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    Approximately how many seeds in each pack?

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African Drum Gourd - Certified Organic (Pre-Order)

Unit SizePriceDescription
15 Seeds $3.50
1 Ounce $20.00


Available for Pre-Order

Orders will ship on 12/15/2021

Common Wealth Seed Growers

Louisa, VA, United States (Zone 7a)
Established in 2014
14.00 acres in production

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