Calabash (Lagenaria Siceraria Giant) 6 seeds (#1542)

Bottle gourd (aka calabash) is an annual, vining member of the squash family that is widely cultivated for its interestingly long winged fruits. It can be used as a fast-growing summer screen for covering fences, etc..
When dry, the fruits can be used as containers, pipes, rattles, and many other uses.
Seeds, leaves, flowers, and young stems are all edible.
Prefers a well-drained moist good rich soil. Requires plenty of moisture in the growing season.
Prefers a warm sunny position sheltered from the wind. A warm summer is required for good production of the fruit. British summers are often too cool for this species and obtaining a crop from outdoor-grown plants in this country is somewhat problematical.
Info source: https://gobotany.newenglandwild.org, pfaf.org

Genus - Lagenaria
Species - Siceraria
Variety - Giant
Common name - Calabash
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 9
Height - 3 - 4 m
Spread - 0,75 - 1,20 m
Plant type - Annual vegetable / climber
Exposure - Full sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - acid, neutral and basic (alkaline)
Soil type - Sandy, loamy, clay, moist
Water requirements - High
Landscape uses - Cultivated beds, can be used as a fast-growing summer screen.
Bloom season - August - October
Leaf / Flower color - Green / White

GERMINATION INSTRUCTIONS
Soaking the seeds for 12 hours in warm water prior to sowing can hasten germination
Sow spring in a greenhouse or inside in a rich soil, putting 2 seeds in a pot and thinning to the strongest plant.
Grow on fast and plant out as soon as possible after the last expected frosts, giving some protection until the plants are established and growing well.
The seed germinates best at +25C.

Calabash (Lagenaria Siceraria Giant) 6 seeds (#1542)

  • 1.69€
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  • Reward Points: 0

Tags: Seeds, Wine_Creeper_Climber, Annual, Vegetables, With Edible fruits, Zone 2-3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Most-Cold-Hardy, Average-Hardy, Average-Hardy, Warm-Climate-Zones, Sow-Marth, Sow-April, Sow-May

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