|The gourd patch pictured
above included plants from seed present in the 'Mexican Bottle', held
by toni Wilson, fruit below.
||The 'Mexican Bottle'
progeny produced a pretty good crop of fruit, but few matched the
parent with regard to size. Since all are consistent with the
parent in terms of general shape, its reasonable to assume that the
cultivator producing the original fruit from Mexico was only growing
this type of bottle gourd.
||We also got a pretty good
crop of white canteen gourds from the arbor pictured above. This
is a tupe of canteen that features a thick pericarp.