Gourd, Dancing / Tennessee Spinning - LifeForce Seeds

Gourd, Dancing / Tennessee Spinning

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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

Spacing:  80cm

Position:  Full sun

Harvest:   110-120 days 

Seeds per package: 12