Bi-color Pear Gourd
The Gourd Ornamental Pear Bicolor, 'Cucurbita pepo var. ovifera', is a wonderfully colored gourd. The Pear Bicolor gourd looks great nestled in a harvest basket or on a Thanksgiving table. The Pear Bicolor Gourd is a colorful addition to any gourd arrangement with the lower half being green and the upper half being yellow or tan. The Pear Bicolor has smooth skin and the outside is very hard.
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.
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