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PlantFiles: 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)

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20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Blooms repeatedly


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

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral berrygirl 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.


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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