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Basic Collection Information and Status
Gourd (Lagenaria siceraria, Cucurbitaceae)
Cultural Affiliation   n/a
Collection Site   New Mexico, United States (latitude: 32°; altitude: 5,000 ft / 1,500 m)
Collection Year   1995
Accession Status   Active
Catalog Information and Instructions
Mesilla DipperM067
A short (9"-12") dipper gourd with a relatively large bulb and skinny neck. From Mesilla, near Las Cruces in southern New Mexico.
Current availability of this variety is summarized below. We encourage the use of these seeds to benefit humanity and strive to facilitate access through a number of channels.
        Seeds of this variety are not currently available for distribution. If you are interested in this accession for research, seed increase, or repatriation purposes, please contact us.
Collection Site
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Characterization and Evaluation
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Gourd IntroductionCultivation InstructionsSeed Saving Instructions
The earliest known domesticated plant. Used for ladles, rattles, canteens or containers, as well as musical instruments. Can be carved, burned or painted.Sow 1" deep after soil warms in spring (scarify for better germination). The long climbing vines require plenty of room. Plant next to a fence or trellis, or in basins under a tree. Requires plenty of water throughout the long growing season.Annual. Varieties will cross-pollinate. The night-blooming white flowers are moth-pollinated. Fruits should mature on the plant until the stems are brown and the fruit lightweight, or until frost. Dry until the gourds are beige and the seed can be loosened by shaking.
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