Hard-shelled Giant Gourd 'Bushel 120+ lbs'

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: Bushel 120+ lbs

Category:

Vines and Climbers

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Succulent

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

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Danger:

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Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Hereford, Arizona

Mount Laurel, New Jersey

Elba, New York

Glencoe, Oklahoma

Hulbert, Oklahoma

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 4, 2009, QuapawKid from Glencoe, OK (Zone 6b) wrote:

I grow my bushel baskets gourds in a 1.5 acre plot. On 2 size of this field I grow 4-oclock's flowers.They bloom at nite same as the gourds.Their fragrant and attact the Sphinx Moth.Which inturns helps to pollinate my gourds.Were at Stillwater,Oklahoma. Zone 6-7

Positive

On Jun 20, 2004, CaptMicha from Brookeville, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

This variety of bushel gourd's fruit is said to grow 120 pounds or more. The plants will grow very large and the fruit will become too heavy to support so it needs to grow along the ground.

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