Gourd, Dancing /Tennessee Spinning (C. pepo)
Dancing gourds are said to be a Tennessee tradition. The name describes the fruit's use as a toy. How do you spin a gourd? Pinch the dried dancing gourd neck between finger and thumb. Now hold it with the neck pointing down, close to a table or floor. Give a quick spin with your fingers, and let go. If you've given it enough "oomph" the tiny fruit will spin like a top. Use the search term "spinning gourds" and you can call up videos of gourds and kids in action.
Plant type: Tender annual
Sow when: Spring – min. soil temp 21˚c
Sow where: Punnets or direct
Position: Full sun
Harvest: 110-120 daysSeeds per package: 12