Dipper gourds have been known for many years as a truly recyclable water bottle. All joking aside, man has used these clever gourds for many years and for lots of different jobs. Dipper Gourds produce a 12" long by 5" in diameter gourd. Very easy to grow in the summer time heat. Does not stand frost. This is an excellent project for the kids to not only plant them, but paint them and use them. This could easily be a great class gardening project. However this is not just for the kids! Locally we have some amazing artist that feature their work on gourds in a festival called Calabash. Take a look at some of the work these amazing people do with gourds!!! You will not believe it!