Gourd, Dinosaur (Lodge Gourd) - Cultural Seeds

Gourd, Dinosaur (Lodge Gourd)

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(L. siceraria) (aka Maranka, Swan) Given to SSE years ago by a Cherokee member from Louisiana. Traditionally used to decorate sweat lodges. Solid green gourds have curved necks and distinctive ridges, perfect for gourd-craft swans. Total length of 18-24" with an 8" bowl. Best when grown on a trellis.

  • Providence: Cherokee Nation
  • Curved neck gourds
  • Grow to 18-24 inches
  • Gourds have an 8 inch bowl
  • 125 days
  • 25 Seeds per Package 

Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after the danger of frost has passed in 12" diameter hills. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. In short season areas, grow from transplants started indoors 8 weeks in advance. Gourds grow well on fences or garden trellises.