This hard to find heirloom variety is the largest we've ever seen. Plant produces enormous size gourds. Gourds can grow up to 5 feet circumvent, the size of a bushel basket. Fruits weigh from 25-50 pounds each with reports of some getting up to 100 pounds. Longer season areas should result in larger specimens.
Bushel Gourds are wonderful for crafts or as a container. Dries lightweight. 120 Days
Notes: A hard gourd is a hollow, dried shell of a fruit in the Cucurbit family. The shell of the gourd, when dried, has a wooden appearance. Gourd "wood" is basically cellulose that has no grain, varying in thickness from paper-thin to well over an inch.
The hard outer shell lends the gourd to a wide variety of creative appeals, including carving, musical instruments, flower arrangements, toys, water carriers, ladles, ornaments, wood-burning (pyrography), and much more.