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Nam Tao Ngam, Hybrid - India Type

Lagenaria siceraria


Nam Tao Ngam, Hybrid - India Type
Seed #649
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.)
  • Maturity: Approx. 45-50 days
  • Planting season: Late spring/early summer
Size Price Quantity  
Packet$4.00Out of stock
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
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: Bottle gourd is popular in Asian cuisine. Sauté young tender gourds with shrimp or add to soups and stir-fries.
 
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