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GOURD Dipper

Lagenaria siceraria

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Family: Cucurbitaceae

Characteristics: Fruiting Vine

Seeds per packet: 8

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This gourd produces a long skinny curving neck with a round bulbous end and can be cut and used as a ladle when dried. Fruits can be shaped when young to produce the desired shaped or grown hanging from a trellis for straighter, longer handles.

 

Adaptable to most good garden soils but prefers a rich soil with generous amount of water in full sun.

TropicalAll Year Round
Temperate: Spring to Early Summer
Cool climate: Mid Spring to Early Summer

Sow: 2cm deep
Sow 3-4 seeds in raised mounds 1 metre apart in direct in growing position. Thin to to the stwo strongest plants in each mound.
Plant space: 1 metre
Row Space: 1 metre
Germination: 6-10 days
Maturity: 14 weeks

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