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Vegetable Description: The origin of gourds has been a subject of debate for decades. Archaelogical findings seem to show that Asia first domesticated the gourd for use as a container, though Africa and several island nations such as Polynesia and New Zealand also have an early history of using gourds as fishing floats, bottles, or musical instruments. Recent research shows that North America's gourds are nearly as old as those of Asia, which seems to suggest that early peoples who settled in the New World brought gourds with them.
Vegetable Botanical Name: Lagenaria siceraria
Other Common Names: Caveman's Club, Maranka, Alligator
Vegetable Duration: Annual
Vegetable Days to Maturity: 125
Vegetable Seeds Per Oz: 140
Vegetable Height: 6” to 12”
Vegetable Spacing: 60 in to 72 in
Vegetable Planting: Direct sow outside after danger of last frost. Plant in hills of 2-3 plants per hill at 60”-72” apart, and 1“ below soil surface.
Vegetable Seed Saving: Allow gourds to dry on plants; then break them open, and collect seeds. Wear gloves to protect hands. Clean and dry the seeds before storage in cool dry conditions.
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