We are hard at work to organize a page which will help you find information about gourds -- what are they and how do you grow, harvest, store, clean and craft them. These is a section on how to exhibit in gourd shows and some tips on what judges are looking for. We have included both general information and some commonly asked questions below. If you have a question not answered here, please email.

What are gourds?

There are three main types of gourds: the cucurbita or ornamentals, the lagenaria or hardshell, and the luffa or vegetable sponge. (Information Source: Show bulletin of the Ohio Gourd Society.)

Growing

Harvesting and drying gourds

Craft Projects

How to prepare for exhibits and shows: