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Hard-shelled Gourd, Calabash 'Angel's Wings'

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: Angel's Wings
Additional cultivar information:(aka Autumn Wings)

Category:

Annuals

Vines and Climbers

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Succulent

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Commerce, Georgia

Mount Laurel, New Jersey

Hulbert, Oklahoma

Kerrville, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 2, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Used commonly as a gourd. A mixture of winged, brightly colored fruits. Easy to grow, extremely durable fruits. 90-100 days.

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