Gourd
Lagenaria siceraria 'Corsican Canteen'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lagenaria (lag-en-AR-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: siceraria (sy-ker-AR-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Corsican Canteen

Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

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Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

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Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Hulbert, Oklahoma

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 20, 2007, WUVIE from Hulbert, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

The Corsican gourd is often referred to as the 'cheese wheel' of gourds.

The fruit, once mature, can be cut by the stem once the vine dies, then allowed to dry for several months. Once you are able to hear the seeds rattling around on the inside and the gourd is no longer cold to the touch, it can be scrubbed clean and painted, carved, whatever suits your fancy.

Easy to grow, it asks full sun and well drained, fertile soil. A place to climb is appreciated, as these plants send out long vines which crave climbing.

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On Aug 10, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 125 day, 7 x 3 3 1/2 inch, canteen shaped gourd.