How to Buy Dried Gourds

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How to Buy Dried Gourds
Dried gourds come in a variety of shapes and colours. (gourd image by sonya etchison from

Gourds are one of the largest forms of fruit available. They are also some of the most varied in appearance as well. Though the colouring of the gourds may not seem natural at first, they can actually grow in stripes of red, orange, green, yellow and blue. Dried gourds make an interesting addition to your home as a decoration.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Visit local nurseries in your area. They may have some gourds that they dry before they sell them. If not, ask the nursery owner if they might know where you can purchase some dried gourds.

  2. 2

    Visit your local grocery store to see if they currently have any dried gourds in stock. If you do not find them on your own, ask one of the employees if they currently stock dried gourds.

  3. 3

    Examine the gourds once you find them. Choose the colours and the shapes you enjoy best. They come in shapes that can resemble anything from an odd pear to a mid-sized pumpkin.

Tips and warnings

  • October and November are the best times to purchase dried gourds. They are a popular holiday decoration, so it is pretty hard to miss them when you visit the store.
  • If you are unable to find a gourd in a local store, you can look for a place to purchase them online. Be wary anytime you give your information out over the Internet.

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