Photo by Melody
It's time now to VOTE in our 14th annual photo contest! Voting ends November 7, so be sure to cast your votes for your favorites in each category here. Good luck to all contestants!

PlantFiles: Edible Bottle Gourd
Lagenaria siceraria 'Basic/Dudhi'

bookmark
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: Basic/Dudhi

Category:
Edible Fruits and Nuts
Vegetables
Vines and Climbers

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Click thumbnail
to view:

By Michaelp
Thumbnail #1 of Lagenaria siceraria by Michaelp

By Michaelp
Thumbnail #2 of Lagenaria siceraria by Michaelp

By Michaelp
Thumbnail #3 of Lagenaria siceraria by Michaelp

By Michaelp
Thumbnail #4 of Lagenaria siceraria by Michaelp

Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive jqpublic On Mar 25, 2008, jqpublic from Cary, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

This is a common plant in the Indian community. Goes by the name Doodhi/(Dudhi as written above). Used in many different dishes as well. The leaves when rubbed against give a very strong odor similar to peanut butter. The vegetable has a very light fresh taste that can pick up the taste of everything around it when cooking.

Positive Michaelp On Jul 19, 2006, Michaelp from Glendale, UT (Zone 5a) wrote:

This was grown by a friend , from china, --this is an open pollinated variety. -they have saved their own seed for many generations, --I will plant some of their seed next spring. I followed their instructions and peeled it then sliced it , then cut the slices into narrow shoe-string like pieces, then stir-fried it until brown but not burnt, --it was great, alone or mixed in with other vegetables---it smells a little bitter when cut, it smells like potato when cooking, --but it retains it's texture through cooking, and does not get mushy, the taste is a little biter, --but very good.

Regional...

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

Orange Springs, Florida
Marrero, Louisiana
Piscataway, New Jersey
Raleigh, North Carolina



We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America