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This is a long-type hybrid bottle gourd and referred to as calabash gourd or Indian Long type gourd. Gourds are cylindrical shape, 18-20” long, green color. Vigorous vines and many branches making this a high yielding bottle gourd.
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.)
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.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Bottle gourd is popular in Asian cuisine. Sauté young tender gourds with shrimp or add to soups and stir-fries.
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