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Lagenaria siceraria

Bottle gourd

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height2m to 3m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Lagenaria siceraria (Bottle gourd). This is a frost-hardy annual vine which will grow to about 3m and produces hairy, dark green leaves and white trumpet-shaped flowers in the summer.

Characteristics

Annual, Fragrant

Origin

Probably Asia or Africa

Interest and use

Vegetable, culinary, food

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • WaterSemi-moist

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