Package of Johnny's Selected Seeds
Package of Johnny's Selected Seeds

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Johnny's Exclusive/Specialty

At Johnny's, we have trialed seed and products from around the world. After confirming that they meet our superior quality standards, we have chosen to offer many unique varieties that are now only available from Johnny's. These are Johnny's Exclusives/Specialties.

Polo (F1)
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Polo (F1)

2483

Product ID: 2483

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A snake gourd for culinary or ornamental use.

Long, twisting fruits resemble snakes. Harvest for eating from several inches long up to 24". Flesh is tender with a mild cucumber taste. The leaves and tendrils also may be used as greens. Used in Indian and Southeast Asian cuisines. For ornamental use, allow the fruits to mature until the skin toughens. Trellis for straight fruits. Avg. 2,000 seeds/lb. Packet: 10 seeds.

Product Price Qty
2483Packet  Regular  $3.95
 On Sale For: $1.95 
24831/4 Ounce  Regular  $12.90
 On Sale For: $6.00 
24831/4 Pound  Regular  $106.10
 On Sale For: $85.00 

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Days to Maturity or Bloom:   64

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Growing Information

Gourds

CULTURE: Grow like melons and cucumbers, direct seeded or transplanted.
TRANSPLANTING: Sow indoors in 2" plug trays, 3 seeds/cell, 4-5 weeks before weather is warm and settled. Keep temp. above 70°F (21°C) day and 60°F (16°C) night. Transplant 2' apart in rows 6' apart. Do not disturb roots when transplanting. Plants cannot survive frost.
DIRECT SEEDING: For snake and bitter gourds sow 2-3 seeds every 12-18" , thinning to 1 plant per spot. For bottle gourds sow 2-3 seeds every 24-36", thinning to 1 plant per spot.
DAYS TO MATURITY: From transplants; add about 10 days if direct seeding.
AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE: Snake Gourds (at 2 seeds/ft., rows 6' apart): 61'/oz., 500'/1,000 seeds, 1 lb./987', 7.4 lb./acre.
Bitter Gourds (at 2 seeds/ft., rows 6' apart): 62'/oz., 500'/1,000 seeds, 1 lb./1,000', 7.3 lb./acre.
Bottle Gourds (at 1 seed/ft., rows 6' apart): 196'/oz., 1000'/1,000 seeds, 1 lb./1,000', 4.6 lb./acre.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: Snake Gourd: Avg. 2,000; Bitter Gourd: Avg. 2,200; Bottle Gourd: Avg. 3,300.
PACKET: 10 seeds.


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