Fast delivery

Get in as fast as 1 hour

It’s all local

Shop your favorites

Direct chat

Connect with shoppers

Gourds Delivery or Pickup

The Instacart guide to gourds

The Instacart app is convenient and easy to use, even for beginners, and you can get your favorite gourds or gourd products delivered to your home. You can also take a quick trip to the store and pick up your order curbside at a store near you. When you make your gourd selections through Instacart, a trained Instacart shopper will choose your fresh produce and can even bring it to your house on the same day! That way, you can save some time and help your day go more smoothly.

Gourds Near Me

Buy your favorite Gourds online with Instacart. Order Calabash Gourd, Ivy Gourd, Pointed Gourd, and more from local and national retailers near you and enjoy on-demand, contactless delivery or pickup within 2 hours.

FAQs about gourds

You can cook gourds like you would squash, pumpkin, or zucchini. Younger, unripe gourds taste best, and many types of gourds have skin that hardens as they mature. You can peel gourds and roast them in the oven with other vegetables and spices. You can also blend them into a paste and use them in pies and curries.   However, some gourds, like the dipper gourd, are inedible. People only use them for tools and decorations.

You should harvest gourds for decorative purposes when the stem starts to dry and turn brown. Choose gourds with no bruises or scratches, and wash them in warm water. Then, dry them and wipe them with disinfectant to kill any organisms that could cause decay. Place them in a warm, dry place, like a garage, on clean newspapers for several weeks. Make sure they don't touch, and discard any gourds that start to decay. 

After several weeks, the outer skin of the gourds will dry and harden, and you'll be about to hear the seeds inside when you shake them. You can use gourds as decorations without making any other changes, or you can polish them with sandpaper or steel wool and then add wax or paint.

You can choose a variety of gourds for eating or decor through Instacart. Submit your next gourd order through the Instacart app and receive fresh produce in as little as 2 hours! An experienced Instacart shopper will go to the store for you. That way, you'll be able to spend more time having fun with friends and family members.