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Lagenaria siceraria
Synonyms: Cucurbitata siceraria; L. leucantha

Common Name(s): Bottle gourd; spaghetti squash
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Growing Days: 60 to 120 (days)
Abs.Max=38° (C)    Opt.Max=27° (C)
Opt.Min=19° (C)    Abs.Min=12° (C)
Precipitation: 120 to 180 (cm.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 5.5 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: Light, medium
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day
Light Intensity: Clear

Anthrachose, Rhizoctonia, Cercospora, Powdery Mildew
Food - vegetable, Material - gum/resin, Material - carved material, Poison - mammals
Subtropical-humid, temperate, tropical-rainy, dry climate, subtropical-dry summer
Geographical Origin:
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