LAGENARIA SICERARIA Birdhouse
  • LAGENARIA SICERARIA Birdhouse
  • LAGENARIA SICERARIA Birdhouse
  • LAGENARIA SICERARIA Birdhouse
  • LAGENARIA SICERARIA Birdhouse
  • LAGENARIA SICERARIA Birdhouse

LAGENARIA SICERARIA Birdhouse - Calabash

Annual vine up to 3m tall. This gourd produces pear-shaped fruit very narrowed at the top. When dried the fruits are used as a decorative element. Young they can be eaten.

Seeds/gr: 6
3,20  without VAT (10%)

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Sow indoors
Sow outdoors
Harvest
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Average germination (%) 70
Climate Zone Sub-tropical, Tropical, Warm areas
Fruit color Green
Germination delay (in days) 10-20
Hardiness Half-hardy (tolerates temperatures down to 0ºC)
Life cycle Annual
Plant usage Climber, Culinary, Decorative, Gardening, Indoor Plant
Seeds per gram 6
Soil - Moisture Moist, Well-drained
Soil - Ph No preference
Soil - Type Fertile, Rich
Sunlight - Exposure Partial shade, Sun
Watering Abundant

Soak the seeds in cool water for 12 hours before sowing at temperatures of 20/25ºC.

Needs well drained, humid and rich soils. In some countries their young fruits and leaves are eaten as vegetables. Once dried, they make excellent birdhouses.

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