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Gourds: need help finding a specific type (and seeds)

Posted by bella_trix z6b SE PA (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 5, 11 at 16:19

To make a long story short, I would like to find seeds for a specific gourd for my boyfriend's parents. Unfortunately, I have no idea what the gourd is called :). It is used for storage of wine (or, um, moonshine, I've heard) and has a long, skinny neck. They family who grew it are Serbo-Croatian, but the gourd may be from Italian gardeners, so it could be an Italian Heirloom.

Any ideas? Any direction? If I can find these gourds (and their seeds), I will have the gift that I would like to take when I meet his parents.

Thanks for any help!

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RE: Gourds: need help finding a specific type (and seeds)

Probably a dipper gourd type that has a long skinny neck. Called a Pipet gourd, Retort gourd, or Siphon gourd.

RE: Gourds: need help finding a specific type (and seeds)

Bottle gourds have been used to store wine (so says the internet). I grew a gourd called the extra long handled dipper gourd that have skinny necks that are 72" long, they were a lot of fun to watch grow. Try out this gourd ID chart you might find it useful.

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