Bottle gourd care infographicBottle gourd, also known as calabash gourd and white-flowered gourd, is pretty versatile. You can grow it in many ways, as long as you give it a bit of care.

Once grown, you can use the sturdy bottle gourd fruit in many fun and practical ways.

Read on to find out how to grow and care for the bottle gourd.

What Is a Bottle Gourd?

Bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria) aka. calabash is a type of plant that produces versatile, edible fruit. The fruit grows on vines that spread out from the bottle gourd root, which dies at the end of the season.