What kind of gourd is this.

slimfatty(5)July 27, 2014

Hi guys can anyone tell me what kind of gourd this is.

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LCaroline12

I don't know, but I'd love to grow those!! Beautiful.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 9:41PM
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slimfatty(5)

Me too, and I use this as a rattle and did not want to cut it open...some one will know

    Bookmark   July 28, 2014 at 10:10AM
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LCaroline12

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!
https://www.harrisseeds.com/storefront/p-746-gourd-cavemans-club.aspx

    Bookmark   July 28, 2014 at 12:24PM
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slimfatty(5)

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!!!

slim

    Bookmark   July 28, 2014 at 7:30PM
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LCaroline12

WHAT?? That's 10 years old?? Crazy!

    Bookmark   July 28, 2014 at 9:59PM
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slimfatty(5)

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!,,,

    Bookmark   July 31, 2014 at 8:58AM
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theforgottenone1013(MI zone 5b/6a)

Once gourds in the genus Lagenaria dry they last pretty much indefinitely.

Rodney

    Bookmark   August 3, 2014 at 3:54PM
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Debgourd

another name of this gourd is maranka, monkey. See American Gourd Society for a gourd id chart.
Deb

    Bookmark   December 16, 2014 at 7:19PM
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acorneti

All this bottleneck Lagenarias with such hoolows or bumps in the skin of the bottle are called Marenka around the world or Cavemanôs 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':
http://kokopelli-semences.fr/boutique/lagenarias

    Bookmark   December 18, 2014 at 12:21PM
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