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70-75 Days to maturity. Lagenaria siceraria. Warm-season annual hybrid. Nam Tao Yai Hybrid Seeds. This high-yielding variety is also known as White-flowered gourd, Upo, or Opo and has vigorous, multi-branched vines. It is easy to grow as it is less prone to diseases and pest damage. The dark mottled green fruit grows to a size of 4"x12" and weighs up to 4 lbs. These fruits can be eaten while tender, otherwise the hardened fruit can be used for a water container or ornamental decoration. ~ 140 seeds/oz.
Other Common Names:Calabash gourd, Dudi, White-flowered gourd, Moo gua, poo gwa, Hyotan
How to Grow Nam Tao Yai Hybrid Gourds
Requires a long, warm growing season. Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in the spring/early summer after the last frost in a warm, sunny location. For hill planting: Form soil into a 1-ft. diameter mound 3-4' tall. Space mounds 4-6' apart. On each mound plant 1-2 seeds. For row planting: See spacing info in the attribute tab. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed.
For the best potential harvest train your Bottle Gourd vines off the ground allowing the gourds to hang straight. The best fruit will grow on lateral shoots. To take advantage of this and start training early on a support system for upward growth and better gourd production. Because pollination is done by night-flying insects hand pollination is recommended for a better harvest. It is best to pollinate before sunrise or sunset as this is when the flowers are open. To encourage better fruiting cut long shoots that go further than a couple of leaves past the fruit.
Nam Tao Yai gourds are edible when picked before the skin hardens. As a long variety, you can harvest this gourd at any length. The younger you harvest the gourd, the more tender it will be. To remove your gourd cut at the base of the stem where it connects to the gourd.
Use the Nam Tao Yai Bottle Gourd in soups, srit-fries, and other traditional dishes that use courgettes or other squashes. We recommend trying it with shrimp or other meats. Just be sure to remove hard seeds before cooking.
Tips From Our Gardeners
"I highly recommend using a trellis system to grow your gourds vertically to save valuable garden space while displaying your healthy, long gourds."
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