Vines and Climbers forum: Snake dragon gourd cousin

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Name: Gordon
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GordonHawk
Jul 8, 2016 6:42 PM CST
Oh Anne.. This was the snake dragon gourd cousin I believe it is .. Did I get seeds from you...it has returned from seeds or root..I don't know which... And is covered in flowers..
Did I remember hearing from you I needed two different plants to get seeds
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It is covered in flowers
Name: Gordon
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GordonHawk
Jul 8, 2016 7:18 PM CST
this is the snake gragon gourd...similar flower
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jul 12, 2016 3:03 PM CST
Gordon in looking at the flower, you have a male plant.
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Name: Gordon
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GordonHawk
Jun 27, 2017 12:54 AM CST
my.. it is backagain this year with a vengence... no flowers yet... but the vine is huge.. a number ifbranches 8 - 10 -16 ft long.. and more branches as long.. it lives in peraps the driest and most exposed area.. over wintered strongly... so do you happen to have a female version of it you could make a cutting of for me... I'd so like to see the gouds this one would make
how's the new house project going
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Jun 27, 2017 6:18 AM CST
Hi Gordon, mine are growing like crazy too .. no flowers yet and yes I can send you some female cuttings. You still at 351 ? I'll send them off Monday.
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Name: Gordon
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GordonHawk
Jul 31, 2017 2:00 PM CST
oh.. I just sawyour wonderful offer.. yes I am still at 351 Court street.. and i'd love to have some.. a bit of an update on mine..
it was planted in the end of a planter that was 5" wide and 18' deep and maybe 36" long.. guess it had it's big ubderground bulb develop in there,, at the other end was a foam devidor and the planter continued another 5 ft.. I was removing the 5' section today and discovered roots had escaped the smaller origional planter and made two bulbs .. [ 2" dia and 8" long ] with 2 new smaller plants in the section being removed.. amazing root development.. a real strong grower.. the root grows along.. then makes a new bulb/plant.. then grows along more..
so you think i had a male flower... got me..i have no idea.. but send the females in and we'll see if i can get the gourds.. this year or next...
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Jul 31, 2017 2:19 PM CST
No problem .. I'll get it off tomorrow.
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Name: Gordon
Brooklyn , New York
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GordonHawk
Aug 1, 2017 6:25 PM CST
wonderful wonderful... thank you... the better mine has done this year...the more i wish I was making gourds...so you must have yours making gourds..do you have any pictures you could post.. have you eaten any..it pretty widely eaten..
another question..so i grow out some females.. any nearby i have my male growing...flowering away.. does only the female vine have the gourds..so no pollen from the female to my male flowers..
thanks for expediting progress...and knowledge
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
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Xeramtheum
Aug 1, 2017 7:52 PM CST
I sent you some roots rather than cuttings - they went out today.

Only the female have the gourds - click on the picture - the male flower is on the left and the female on the right - you can see the immature gourd at the base of the flower.

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Here is what a newly fertilized gourd looks like - the 2nd picture is of an almost ripe one. The third a ripe gourd.



I've tasted the fruit but didn't really care for the taste of it or the smell - kind of a sickening lemony smell. Also I hand pollinated mine - I haven't had any spontaneous fertilization so far so I'm thinking we don't have we don't have the right kinds of pollinators for it .. especially since it's a night bloomer.

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