Start a neighborhood or family gourd competition with this amazing gourd. The Collins Long Gourd variety was developed by Ray Waterman of Hamburg, NY to be grown for long gourd competitions. The world record for this variety is 110 and 5/8". The dark green, long, snake-like gourds should be grown on a high trellis, 10' or higher, to keep them straight and to achieve their best length. Keep the plants well watered after they set their fruit. If grown on the ground, the fruit curls.