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What kind of gourd is this.

Posted by slimfatty 5 (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 27, 14 at 19:32

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


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RE: What kind of gourd is this.

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


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RE: What kind of gourd is this.

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


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RE: What kind of gourd is this.

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


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RE: What kind of gourd is this.

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


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RE: What kind of gourd is this.

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


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RE: What kind of gourd is this.

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!,,,


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RE: What kind of gourd is this.

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

Rodney


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RE: What kind of gourd is this.

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


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Lagenaria siceraria 'Marenka'

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


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