Lagenaria siceraria. O'odham Dipper. This was our first dipper gourd collection made in 1982 at Topawa on the Tohono O'odham Nation. Gourds have a long thin neck and small bowl. Trellis the plants (or allow them to climb trees) to obtain straight-necked fruit. A large growout took place at our old Sylvester gardens where there were gourds hanging in the mesquite trees! From our Seed Bank Collection.
- Origin: low desert, about 2480' elevation
- Gourds from 8 to 18" long
- Approx. 2.5g/15 seeds per packet