Hard-shelled Gourd, Calabash, Tinda Gourd
Lagenaria siceraria 'Apple'

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: Apple
Additional cultivar information:(aka African Square, Big Apple)

Category:

Vegetables

Vines and Climbers

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Veined

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds

Regional

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

Hereford, Arizona

Brooksville, Florida

Orlando, Florida

Commerce, Georgia

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Clinton, Illinois

Cicero, Indiana

Shawnee Mission, Kansas

Mathiston, Mississippi

Mount Laurel, New Jersey

Hulbert, Oklahoma

Grand Mound, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 2, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Apple-shaped dark green gourds which dry to all brown. Fruits are 6-8" tall and 4-6" across. Flat-bottoms, the best for gourd crafts and birdhouses. 100-120 days.