Calabash Bottle Gourd


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"Bottle Gourd," "Long Calabash Melon," or "Lauki / Loki," "Dhudhi," "Kaddu," or "Opo" Squash is an annual climbing vine that is popular in Eastern continents and is widely regarded as one of the healthiest vegetables in the world. Low in calories, packed with dietary fiber, it can promote weight loss, lower blood cholesterol, and lower blood pressure. It is also high in choline, a neurotransmitter that improves brain function and improves stress and depression. The gourd can grow over a meter long, depending on the length of harvest, and is harvested young when skin is smooth and light green and the inner flesh is white.

Species Bottle Gourd, Lauki
Vegetable Size 14-40 inches long

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Country of Origin

United States


Full Sun, Partial Shade

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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. Sow the gourd seeds in 8-inch high soil mounds after the danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed to at least 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Trellising is recommended.

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.