Hi guys can anyone tell me what kind of gourd this is.
I don't know, but I'd love to grow those!! Beautiful.
Me too, and I use this as a rattle and did not want to cut it open...some one will know
My good friend works for the extension service and she's horticulture/agronomy, but also happens to be a pumpkin enthusiast! I sent this to her and she says it's a caveman's club, also called a dinosaur club!
OH??? my that is really weird, i have had this rattle for almost 10 years, and have called it my cave man rattle, so how cool to find out it is called a caveman gourd. thank you so much i will hunt for seeds!!!
WHAT?? That's 10 years old?? Crazy!
Yep, dried it myself, it hung in a nice dry dark basement, has never rotted. Shakes and rattles very nicely. Will haver to try and grow some next year!,,,
Once gourds in the genus Lagenaria dry they last pretty much indefinitely.
another name of this gourd is maranka, monkey. See American Gourd Society for a gourd id chart.
All this bottleneck Lagenarias with such hoolows or bumps in the skin of the bottle are called Marenka around the world or CavemanÃÂ´s club in North America.
While the link to harrisseeds shows the common dark green to blue variety, the first picture of this thread we can see bright skin.
This fruit might be Lagenaria siceraria 'Marenka Limegreen':