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Nam Tao Klom, Hybrid

Lagenaria siceraria


Nam Tao Klom, Hybrid
Seed #462
This edible, high yielding gourd is also known as White-flowered gourd and Upo or Opo, It is a vigorous climbing hybrid producing round shaped fruit with light green skin and flesh. Fruit size is approximately 4" x 5" and can weigh up to 1 lb.
  • Warm season annual
  • Approx. 12-25 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. 60-65
  • 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 spring/early summer after last frost in a warm, sunny location. Hill planting: Form soil into a 1-ft. 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
80-90°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: Prepare bottle gourd as you would squash. Young gourds are delicious sautéed, stewed and stir-fried.
 
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