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Upo Farming: How to Plant and Grow Bottle Gourd

Upo Farming: How to Plant and Grow Bottle Gourd

Agriculture
Upo farming, also known as calabash farming, is the cultivation of the bottle gourd plant (Lagenaria siceraria) for its edible fruits. Bottle gourd is a versatile vegetable that is widely grown in various parts of the world, including Asia, Africa, and the Americas. It offers potential economic benefits to farmers through its market demand, culinary uses, and potential health benefits What is Bottle Gourd Bottle gourd, scientifically known as Lagenaria siceraria, is a type of vine-grown vegetable that belongs to the gourd family Cucurbitaceae. It is also referred to by various other names such as calabash, white-flowered gourd, long melon, upo (Tagalog), Kalubay (Ilonggo), and lauki in different regions. Bottle gourd is characterized by its elongated, cylindrical shape and pal...