Giant African Bottle Gourd - Video Update!

My Giant African Bottle Gourd plant is still growing like crazy! Although the leaves around the oldest part of the plant have shriveled up and fallen off (making it very easy to see the gazillion of gourds growing there!), the ends of the vine are still growing, still making new flowers, and still making new baby gourds.

I haven't measured it, but I would estimate the plant to be about 70-80 feet long and about 50 feet wide right now (and it's still growing). I've also been able to count about 80 large gourds on it, but I know there are probably many, many others hiding under the leaves. The gourds themselves are pretty big too. Most have a diameter of about 10 or 11 inches and some are even larger.

Here's a short video I took of my garden gourd godzilla....

If you can't see the video, you can view it on YouTube directly at:

Sep 30 2014
Posted in: Vegetables

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