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Lagenaria siceraria 'Powder Horn'

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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: Powder Horn
Additional cultivar information: (aka Penguin, Courge Poire Poudre)
Registered or introduced: 1865

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Category:
Annuals
Vegetables
Vines and Climbers

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Farmerdill On Sep 22, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

An elongated pear shaped fruit with a distinct and somewhat curved neck at stem end, 12-15" long x 3-5" diameter at widest point near blossom end.

Regional...

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

Saucier, Mississippi
Hulbert, Oklahoma



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