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The Gourd Hard-shelled Corsican, 'Cucurbita lagenaria', is used to make serving bowls, jewelry boxes, and many other beautifully decorated lidded containers. Once cured, hard-shelled gourds, such as Corsican, will last indefinitely and can be painted, carved, cut, or drilled as you would do with wood for literally hundreds of craft projects. The Corsican can be left the natural color or painted in any color desired. The gourds have many sizes and shapes.Plant in the spring, 2 to 4 weeks after the last average frost date and when soil temperatures have risen above 60 degrees. Place the gourds in full sun. The soil must be well drained and have lots of organic material. Gourds should be kept evenly moist and at the end of the season keep them on the dry side. Hard-shelled gourds should be kept in the garden as long as there is any life left in the vines.
Scientific Name : Cucurbita lagenaria

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