Autumn Wings Large Swan

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A unique gourd of many colors with wings, warts, and with the fruit shape of a swan gourd. Its bulb size is 2 1/2 or 3" in diameter with a neck up to 12" long. A grand addition to our other fancy ornamental selections for the ornamental trade.

V26501 : Autumn Wings Large Swan
Treatment * Pkg Size ** Price
FarMore FI400 250 seeds $11.30
FarMore FI400 1M seeds $32.25
FarMore FI400 5M seeds $156.25
FarMore FI400 25M seeds $756.25
FarMore FI400 55M seeds $1,608.75
Treated 250 seeds $9.20
Treated 1M seeds $26.25
Treated 5M seeds $126.25
Treated 25M seeds $606.25
Treated 55M seeds $1,278.75
* M = 1,000
** US prices shown in USD
Attributes
Item Number
V26501
Maturity (days)
100
Treatment   
FarMore FI400, Standard Treatment, Untreated
Rupp Variety  
Yes
Canada
Yes

Growing Tips

Planting

Direct seed in soils that are above 70º F. Plant gourds ½” - 1” deep. For a general rule of thumb plant seed the depth of three times the thickness of the seed. Plant spacing varies depending on fruit size. For small and miniature gourds plant at approximately 5 - 10 sq. ft. per plant. For large gourds plant them at 30 sq. ft. per plant.

Management

Scout fields every 7 days to ensure crop health. Look for insect, weed, and disease pressure. The first three weeks focus on weeds and insect pressure. Then focus on disease pressure. For weed, insect, and disease identification and treatments consult the Midwest Vegetable Production Guide: https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/ID/ID-56-W%202020.pdf or your local extension. Place pollinators in field to ensure maximum fruit set.

Harvest

Harvest when fruit have developed deep vibrant color or when plants start to die down. Clean gourds of dirt, then dip them in a 5% chlorine solution to ensure long shelf life.

Storage

Place gourds in a dry place that will have good air circulation to prevent rotting.