• Bottle gourd (Calabash) "Speckled Swan"

Bottle gourd (Calabash) "Speckled Swan"

Lagenaria siceraria
  • Brand: MoravoSeed
  • In a pack: 5 s.
  • Availability: 10
  • 1.74€


BIRDHOUSE GOURD "Speckled Swan".
The bottle gourd is also called birdhouse gourd, trumpet gourd, calabash gourd, and white-flowered gourd.
The name "bottle gourd" is especially appropriate, because this plant species is one of the few from which useful and lasting containers can be made. The bottle gourd is a vigorous, annual, running or climbing vine with large leaves and a lush appearance. It grows fast and may begin to flower only 2 months after seeding. The thick stem is furrowed longitudinally. The vine is branched and climbs by means of tendrils along the stem. The foliage is covered with soft hairs and has a foul musky odor when crushed. The leaves of the bottle gourd are up to 15 inches wide, circular in overall shape, with smooth margins, a few broad lobes, or with undulate margins. Leaves have a velvety texture because of the fine hairs, especially on the undersurface.
Sowing: Sow February to May. Soak seed in warm water for 2 hours before sowing.
Germinate singly in pots, at 68-86 F on the surface of a good free draining, damp seed compost. Apply a sprinkling of compost or vermiculite, ¼in thick.
Place in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag until after germination which usually takes 7-21 days. Do not exclude light at any stage as this is beneficial to germination.

Вьетнамский кабачок (Лагенария "Гусь в яблоках") - Lagenaria siceraria.
Оригинальное, редкое, лиановидное растение - съедобный сувенир !

Уникальный сорт кабачка, с причудливыми плодами, напоминающими птицу с изогнутой шеей. Лагенария не только декоративное растение, но и деликатесный овощ. Молодые плоды по вкусу напоминают нежные кабачки. Вызревшие плоды с затвердевшей корой неограниченно долго хранятся при комнатной температуре, используются для поделок.
Посев: на рассаду в конце апреля, предварительное замачивание при t=+25°С. Температура: проращивание +25°С, рост +20°С; высадка в грунт - когда минует угроза заморозков.
Плодоношение: через 125 дней.
В 1 грамме 5 семян.

Eng.: Calabash, bottle gourd, opo squash, long melon. Suom.: Pullokurpitsa. Sven.: Ätlig Kalebass. Bot. syn.: Lagenaria vulgaris Ser.

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