A natural dishcloth and a most admirable one is furnished by the peculiar lining of this fruit which is sponge-like pourous very tough elastic and durable. Many ladies prefer this dishcloth to any prepared by art. The fruit grows about two feet in length and the vine is very ornamental producing clusters of yellow blossoms in pleasing contrast with the silvery-shaded dark-green foliage. In the North this variety requires to be started in a hot-bed. The dried interiors of these Gourds have already become an article of commerce grown in Florida they are sold by Philadelphia and New York druggists. Pkt 10c.
Ornamental enough for a house vine and very useful. Fruit enormous two feet in length and borne in great profusion. The lining of mature fruit when washed and bleached is porous tough elastic sponge-like making the nicest cleanest substitute for dish cloths and bath sponges imaginable besides being useful for various articles of fancy work..
The Dipper Gourd
This variety is also useful for many household purposes. Although an old variety it is seldom grown. They are easily prepared for use as dippers will last for years and are particularly valuable for dipping hot liquidsthe handles do not readily become hot. Dippers of various sizes of a capacity of from a pint to a quart and a half can be had from a few vines. Pkt 10c oz 25c.
Improved Nest Egg
This strain of Nest Egg Gourd we believe to be as nearly pure as it is possible to get any Gourd. It is certainly the only stock of it we ever saw which was not so badly mixed as to be almost worthless. As this Gourd closely resembles in color shape and size the eggs of hens and do not crack and are uninjured by cold or wet they make the very best nest eggs. As the plant is a rapid-growing climber it is very useful for covering screens etc. being quite ornamental with the numerous white eggs hanging in all stages. Per Pkt 10c.
68 days. Fuzzy grayish white leaves and stems. Medium indeterminate vine growth. A most beautiful plant as the brilliant red tomatoes appear through the foliage. Medium size velvety-smooth fruits are extremely solid and rarely crack. A most delicious very mild flavor. A very beautiful garden setting may be had by alternate planting of our Golden Glow tomato and flowers. A few plants will not come true in Angora these can be detected in the seedling stage by the absence of fuzz on the leaves which can be pulled and discarded. Postpaid pkt. 50c oz. 2.50
Grows 4 to 6 feet in length. Pkt. 10c.
These so closely resemble hens eggs in size form and color that they are usually mistaken for them. The vines yield enormously. They make capital nest eggs. Pkt. 15c.
Snake Gourd (Extra Long)
Known in India as Padval. It is an annual creeper and need support such as a fence or lattice fixtures. Fruits under ideal conditions grow up to four feet long and may be used as an edible in the small tender stage. Best way to start them is by planting in plant bands or cut off milk containers and set out in open soil after frost danger is over. Pkt. (8 seeds) 25c. Imported seed from India.
Resemble in color form and size the eggs of hens do not crack and are uninjured by cold or wet. They make the very best nest-eggs. Do not plant in very rich soil or the fruits will grow too large. pkt.10c oz.35c.