Approx: 10 seeds
The birdhouse bottle gourd is a white flowering gourd species that produces a hard shell fruit used mostly for crafts. They can be grown on mounds, but much more effective to trellis them. They have a long growing season and may rot on the side touching the ground.
The birdhouse bottle gourds are vigorous growers and develop large plants. Vines may reach 20 feet, trellising will allow fruit to hang, resulting in a straight neck. If allowed to grow on the ground, the fruit will curve in various directions. At maturity, the birdhouse gourd will change from bright green to a tan. The stem will also become more rigid and dry.
The birdhouse gourd is a great project for kids. There are many learning opportunities in growing this particular variety.