Gourd 'Giant African Water Bottle'

Lagenaria siceraria

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: Giant African Water Bottle

Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Vines and Climbers

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

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Foliage Color:

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Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Where to Grow:

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Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

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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:

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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

A 24 inch long gourd which has a 2 inch diameter neck ending in a 9 inch diameter bowl.

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