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Bottle gourd, calabash 'Dipper' (Lagenaria siceraria) seeds

Bottle gourd, calabash 'Dipper' (Lagenaria siceraria) seeds
Bottle gourd, calabash 'Dipper' (Lagenaria siceraria) seeds #0
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Seed quantity:
5 Pcs.
Botanical name:
Lagenaria siceraria


Ethnobotanically speaking, the bottle gourd is an extremely meaningful plant. The dried fruit of the gourd have been used for millennia as a storage and drinking vessel. Closed dried fruits can be used as rattles and are probably the oldest musical
instruments known to man. Even as a resonator for stringed instruments such as the Brazilian berimbau, they are still used today.
Although the calabash was originally native to Africa, it has spread to America and Asia in prehistoric times already. Thus Lagenaria siceraria is certainly one of the oldest cultivated plants of mankind.

Package with 5 bottle gourd seeds

Growing instructions

Preculture in April. Plant in pots and transplant outdoors after a hardening phase after the blackthorn winter in May. When planting, be very careful not to damage the sensitive root ball. In late May, the pumpkins can also be sown directly outdoors. Space the plants about 100 cm apart from each other.
Loves a permeable, nutrient-rich soil, warmth and plenty of water.

Details: Plant description & care

Plant family:
Plant height approx.:
2–10 m
Root system :
Shallow roots
Flower colour:
Flowering period :
July, June
Water requirements:
Water moderately
Lifecycle :
Winter hardy up to:
10 °C

Sowing & cultivation

Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
April, March
Sowing time outdoors:
Sowing depth:
1 – 2 cm
Best germination temperature :
20 – 24 °C
Germination time in days:
1 – 7
Planting distance approx.:
150 – 200 cm
Maturation time (days):
120 – 150
Main harvest:
October, September

Companion planting

Bad intercropping partners:
Cucumbers, Dill, Potatoes
Good intercropping partners:
Broccoli, Corn, Marigold

Other names

German names:
Herkuleskeule, Hiewerkerbes, Jonaskürbis, Keulenkürbis, Trompetenkürbis, Zähkerbes
English names:
Bottle gourd, Calabash, Long melon, Opo squash, White–flowered gourd
French names:
Calebasse, Cougourde, Cougourdon, Courge–bouteille, Cuyon, Gourde, Gourde pèlerine
Spanish names:
Acocote, Bule, Calabaza de peregrino, Guaje, Jícaro, Mate, Porongo
Italian names:
Cocozza, Zucca a fiasco, Zucca bottiglia, Zucca da vino, Zucca lagenaria


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