Annual. Warm season. Once cured, hard-shelled gourds such as Corsican will last indefinitely and can be painted, carved, cut, or drilled as you would do with wood for dozens of craft projects. Carve them, leave the natural color, or paint these 10" - 15" gourds any color you want. See inside of packet for bowl construction hints. Provide a fence or trellis for vigorous 15' - 30' long vines to climb on.