A gourd with a very nice odor.

gandle(4 NE)January 19, 2005

In the early 30's my grandmother used to carry a gourd in her purse, she called it a pocketbook, that really perfumed everything. She called it a pocketbook melon but I'm sure it was a gourd. Does anyone have a name for this? A source for seeds?

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Lillie1441(b3 TX)

Could it be a small bottle gourd or jewelry gourd that may have been filled with a fragrant oil? I have seen these made into necklaces...............Lillie

    Bookmark   January 20, 2005 at 4:16PM
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gandle(4 NE)

I got an e-mail from someone saying that it was probably "Queen Anne's Pocket Melon. I'm sure that was the one. They do smell so good.

    Bookmark   January 20, 2005 at 11:09PM
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