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Hi ya'l, .... here's a good one to keep the doctor away....Our Giant Apple Gourd .....(Lagenaria siceraria)...A heirloom resembling a giant delicious apple in shape.... Skin is green speckled with white. Great in a centerpiece either as-is or painted red.....Gourd plants are extremely vigorous and need warm growing season, ranging from 95 days to maturity. Gourds are ready for harvest when the stems dry and they turn brown... This is a hard-skinned gourd and can be dried in the garden or put in the shed... When the gourd is light in weight and you can hear seeds rattling inside when shaken, it is ready for painting, waxing, or birdhouse making...( Fun Facts )...Gourds are a natural resource that have been considered a staple in many societies. They are one of the first plants to be cultivated throughout the world and have been in use for thousands of years. The gourd is the only plant that experts believe to have spanned the entire globe. Early man decorated gourds by cutting and scraping images using the sharp edge or tip of a hot stick. This method of incising and burning is still being used in some South American countries. Many cultures have been and are still using gourds for; bowls, vessels, hats, musical instruments,utilitarian purposes, they have had a multitude of uses, including food, kitchen tools, toys,crafts, including jewelry, furniture, dishes, utensils and a wide variety of decorations, and of course to make a birdhouses to attract purple martins.... They have been discovered in archaeological sites dating from as early as 13,000 BC....A very easy plant to grow

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