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Gourd Bottle [57108]

Gourd Bottle

Lagenaria siceraria

Plant grows like a vine and requires staking. It has long, green cylindrical fruit that grow around 30-40cm in length. The flavour is mild; similar to summer squash and cucumber. “Lauki” is made from Bottle Gourd - a light tomato based curry with “Koftas.” Bottle Gourd is used frequently in Indian cuisine.



Gourds are members of the cucumber, melon & pumpkin family. They like it warm and sheltered from wind.

Annual or Perennial  Annual
Approx days to flower/harvest 70
Space between plants  60cm
When to sow Spring, Summer
Seeds per packet Approx 15