Birdhouse Bottle Gourd

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"Calabash," "Birdhouse," or "Bottle" Gourd is a white-flowered annual vine grown for its hard-shelled fruit. Birdhouse gourd can either be harvested young to be consumed as a vegetable, or harvested mature to be dried and used to make utensils, drinking gourds, ornamental crafts, birdhouses, and other useful items. Its large size and shape attracts various birds, including wrens, chickadees, swallows, and bluebirds.

Species Calabash, Bottle Birdhouse Gourd
Vegetable Size 9-10 inches long

Days to Germinate

7-14

Days to Harvest

95-120

Germination Rate

85%

Test Date

8/20

Lifespan

Annual
Country of Origin

United States

Sunlight

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Seeds Packed For

2021

 

Planting Instructions:

Plant 1 inch in soil after danger of frost has passed in Spring or at least 15 weeks before heavy frost for Fall planting, in mostly sunny areas.

Within-Row Spacing 5 feet
Between-Row Spacing 8 feet


Nutrition Facts:

Bottle Gourd
Calories 116
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.02g 0%
Saturated fat 0.0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.0 g
Monounsaturated fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 2 mg 0%
Potassium 174 mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 3.9 g 3%
Dietary fiber 0.6 g 2%
Protein 0.7 g 1%
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 3% Iron 3%
Vitamin D 2% Vitamin B-6 4%
Cobalamin 6% Magnesium 3%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.