Gourd
Lagenaria siceraria 'Gooseneck'

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: Gooseneck

Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

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Other details:

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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

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

Regional

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

Shepherdsville, Kentucky

Rumson, New Jersey

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Oct 17, 2013, Webehome from Rumson, NJ wrote:

In zone 7, this is easy. Leave the gourds out after Halloween. Wait until they have shrunk and dried. Pull open carcass and harvest rectangular seeds to plant inthe Spring. I do this every year.

Neutral

On Sep 21, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 22 inch long cgourd with a slender neck which graually enlages to 5 inch diameter.