Fancy Warted Gourd Blend


Fancy Warted Gourd Blend

Cucurbita pepo var. ovifera
(95 days) Open-pollinated. We’ve jazzed up our warted blend with an equally fine but slightly different assortment of flats, rounds, short pears, pears and spoons in a variety of solid, striped and bicolor patterns. Yellows, greens, oranges and whites make a bright display. We love them, warts and all.

1939 Fancy Warted Gourd Blend
Item Discounted
A: 1/8oz for $3.35   
B: 1/4oz for $5.15   
C: 1/2oz for $8.50   
D: 1oz for $13.50   
E: 4oz for $43.00   

Additional Information

Cucurbita pepo

One of the oldest domesticated species. Pepo derives from the Greek pepon, meaning ‘ripened by the sun.’ They have hard 5-sided ribbed stems, and fruits are usually ribbed. They also include summer squashes and small gourds, as well as some pumpkins.

Small Gourds

  • About 500 seeds/oz.
  • Days to maturity are from emergence after direct sowing.

These vigorous viners will usually mature their ornamental fruits in our climate if direct-seeded after danger of frost. Use wire hoops and row cover to keep out cucumber beetles.


All gourds are open-pollinated.

Gourds come in two major categories (Luffa is a third). The small ones are Cucurbita pepo var. ovifera, known as ornamental gourds for their variety of shapes, colors and surfaces. These vigorous viners will usually mature in our climate if direct-seeded. The larger ones are Lagenaria siceraria or hardshell gourds, named from the Greek lagenos, ‘a flask,’ and sicera, ‘an intoxicating drink.’ Lagenaria lack the color range of their smaller cousins, but fascinate with their magical shapes. Because of their hard shells they are the type most commonly used for crafts, musical instruments and utensils.

Germination Testing

For the latest results of our germination tests, please see the germination page.

Our Seeds are Non-GMO


All of our seeds are non-GMO, and free of neonicotinoids and fungicides. Fedco is one of the original companies to sign the Safe Seed Pledge.