How to grow Bottle gourd

Bottle gourd growing herbaceous vine of the genus Lagenaria also known as Lagenaria siceraria or calabash, Bottle gourd annual plant also used as ornamental fruits plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical, temperate or tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 4+

Leaves edible color green the leaf have five lobes.

Flower color white, there are female and male flower on the same plant.

Bottle gourd fruits

Fruit color is green sometimes with white spots, the shape can be bottle, round, oval or pear shape. The size 10-40+ cm,

Seeds are edible color white-brown and edible after roasted.

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Requirements for Bottle gourd growing and care:

Mulch the ground, trellising, well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Attacked easily, when the plant attacked in the base if not treatment well it will die

Planting season:

Pests and diseases:
Powdery mildew, aphids, moth, virus, beetles

Pruning season:
All the season

How to prune:
Infected leaves needed to take out, also try to clean them, top of the stem for new branches

Size of the plant?
3-5 m 9-15 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
White flower with five lobs, there are female and male flowers

Pollination is done by:
Bees +

Edible Fruit

Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:
Powdery mildew

What can be done with big quantities of Bottle gourd fruits?
Cooked, salad, roasted,

Work requirements on the fruit:
Trellising the plant that the fruit won’t grow on the ground

How long does it take to bear fruit?
100-120 days

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season
Spring / Summer / Autumn

How to harvest the leaves?
After the plant establish trim fully grown young leaves

Information about leaves:
Green the leaf have five lobes

Uses of Bottle gourd leaves:
Cooked, staffed

Scientific name:

Lagenaria siceraria

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone