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Long Opo - Long Upo

Lagenaria siceraria


Long Opo - Long Upo
Seed #297
This cylindrical bottle gourd has flesh that is sweet, tender, and delicious when harvested young. The fruits have a smooth, light green skin, and mature to about 12 to 15" long. Very productive plants.
  • Warm season annual
  • Approx. 20-25 seeds in packet. (A seed will vary in weight and size within a given seed lot. The number of seeds stated is only an estimate.)
  • Maturity: Approx. 70-75 days
  • Planting season: Late spring/early summer
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Cultivation: Requires a long, warm growing season. Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in late spring/early summer after last frost in a warm, sunny location. Hill planting: Form soil into a 1' diameter mound 3-4' tall. Space mounds 4-6' apart. On each mound plant 1-2 seeds. Row planting: See spacing info in chart. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Train to climb a vertical support for better air circulation, straighter fruit and ease of harvest. Bottle gourd flowers during early evening to sunrise. May need hand pollination. Harvest fruit when young and tender.
Germination
Temperature
Seed
Depth
Seed
Spacing
Row
Distance
86-90°F 1" 12-18" 48-72"
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Sauté young tender gourds with shrimp, or add to soups and stir-fries.
 
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