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Italian Edible Gourd, Tasmania Bean, New Guinea Bean, Suzza Melon, Zucca 'Da Pergola'

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: Da Pergola

Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

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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

Regional

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

Port Elizabeth, New Jersey

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 14, 2013, greenhouse_gal from Southern NJ,
United States (Zone 7a) wrote:

Very prolific and not bothered by squash borers or, apparently, squash bugs. I was surprised that the fruit are fuzzy; it doesn't mention that anywhere. But you can easily wipe off the fuzz with a textured kitchen scourer.

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