Gourd Seeds - Turks Turban

Gourd Seeds - Turks Turban

Size Price Savings Quantity
Packet $4.49
1 Ounce $16.79 ($16.79/ounce)
Select options
Select one or more options above to add to cart.
  • Wonderful culinary and ornamental use
  • A head-turner in the garden
  • Wonderful flavor
  • Prefers Full Sun Exposure
View full details



Life Cycle Annual
Planting Season Warm Season
Fruit Size 12 inches in diameter, 3 to 5 pounds
Growth Habit Climbing

Flavor Profile Mildly Sweet; Nutty; Firm & Slightly Dry Texture
Plant Characteristics Fast Growing
Use Culinary, Trellis Garden
Growing Conditions Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Outdoor
Harvest Advantages Carving

About Gourd Seeds - Turks Turban

Cucurbita maxima

Seed Type Heirloom Seed

Grow Heirloom Gourds - Plant Turk's Turban Gourd Seeds

This unique heirloom from the 1820s is related to pumpkins, squash and gourds and looks other-worldly! The bottom half is usually a solid color and the top is generally beige with streaks of reddish orange and dark green. Turk's Turban can be used in any of your favorite squash recipes - roasted, baked, steamed, in soups or on the grill. Or just enjoy the ornamental use in your fall displays!

Planting Information

Planting Gourd Seeds - Turks Turban

Planting Season Warm Season
Sowing Method Direct Sow, Start Indoors
Light Requirement Full Sun
Planting Depth 1/2 inch
Plant Spacing 24 to 36 inches
Water Needs High
Hardiness Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Days to Maturity 90 to 120 days
View our Gourd Planting Guide to learn more.


Amount Avg Seed Count
Packet 20
1 Ounce 190

Companions Plants

Companion Plants for Gourd Seeds - Turks Turban