Display: Gourds

     Did You Know That… Mature Bottle Gourds will float. Now, most gourds have no important purpose but to be ornamental use. The earliest gourd remains date from 13,000 to 11,000 BC from Peru, and from coastal Peru as early as 7,000 to 5,000 BC. Other bottle gourds date back to 2,000 BC in South Africa, Zambia, and Egypt. ALL gourds belong to the Lagenaria siceraria species even-though they are very different in size, shape, and color. Gourds probably floated to America or the seeds were carried the long distance by a bird. Star Gourds have ten prominent ridges. Bottle Gourds are mottled and streake

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