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Fallout 76: Where to find and how to farm for Gourd Blossom

Updated: Jun 1

Dedicated to one meanasschic

This route is intended to be run from start to finish. It does however depend on how many Gourd Blossoms you are needing. If you only need a handful then only run part of the route, if you need them in bulk then start from the top and work your way to the end.


Gourd Blossoms are used in the following recipes:

As with all farming, it is recommended that you run:

  • Green Thumb perk card under perception

  • Good with Salt perk card under Luck or Refrigerated Backpack (available from Camp Adams vendor machines)

Gourd Blossoms are a fixed spawn. This means that unless you have harvested them recently, they will always be there.

Keep an eye out for "Verdant Season". This unmarked event is a food buff farmers favourite and makes farming for more difficult ingredients a lot easier.

Verdant season adds a 33% chance for a double yield from any plant within the region that Verdant Season is active in. In layman terms, while this event is active, you have a 33% chance of getting an extra 2 ingredients from every plant that you harvest. This also stacks with the Green Thumb perk card under Perception.

The game doesn't always tell you when it is verdant season. Sometimes you will see a notification on the top left hand side of your screen saying It's a verdant season in (region name here)! Enjoy the abundance! or The verdant season has been extended in the (region name here) or The verdant season in (region name here) has ended. Other times you will just see that you are collecting four ingredients from a plant instead of two.

It is advised that you refresh your pick up history list before going on a Gourd Blossom run.

The easiest way to refresh your pick up history list is to pay a visit to the book house in Summersville. Pick up every single burnt book and text book on all three floors, plus the piles of books on the back table.

You only need to pick up 250 books/items to refresh your pick up history list. There should be a total of 289 books in the book house, but if you pick up everything not bolted down, on all three floors, then you don't need to worry too much if you miss a few burnt books.

There are other ways and places to collect 250 items but the book house is the easiest way because you don't need to keep track of how many items you have picked up.


Gourd Blossom Farming Route

Full video of the farming route can be found here.

The Cranberry Bog and Mire routes takes you past quite a few Pitcher Plants and Fern Flowers for those who like to multiple task while they farm.

NOTE: To make it easier to see the Gourd Blossoms in the video, I have used the Nuked Flora & Creatures setting in custom worlds. An acurate photo of a Gourd Blossom vine can be found in the cover banner of this guide.

Route 1

WV Lumber Co.

1x Gourd Blossom

Unmarked Farm

East of WV Lumber Co.

6x Gourd Blossoms

Cobbleton Farm

6x Gourd Blossoms

Morgantown Trainyard

1x Gourd Blossom

Poseidon Energy Plant WV-06

1x Gourd Blossom


14x Gourd Blossoms

Ammo Dump

4x Gourd Blossoms

Route 2

Firebase Hancock

23x Gourd Blossoms

Route 3

Appalachian Antiques

17x Gourd Blossoms

Route 4

Superior Sunset Farm

16x Gourd Blossoms

Route 5

Big B's Rest Stop

15x Gourd Blossoms

Route 6

Carson Family Bunker

11x Gourd Blossoms


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