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CRESCENTIA CUJETE - CALABASH TREE

Crescentia cujete - Calabash tree Common name
Calabash tree, krabasi, kalebas, huingo.
Family
Bignoniaceae (Bignonia family).

Overview
This is a small evergreen tropical tree growing up to of 25' tall.
It has a rough bark and simple leaves.
Calabash tree has cauliflorus flowers that appear directly from nodes on the trunk and branches.
The flowers bloom at night. The fruits develop after pollination by bats: they are large, up to 14" in diameter and globulose with a hard green woody shell.
Inside there is a pulp that has medicinal applications.
The flat seeds are small and embedded in the pulp.

Suriname's traditional medicine
The fruit pulp is used for respiratory problems (asthma).

Hardiness
USDA zone 9B - 11.
Propagation
Seeds, cuttings.
Culture
Full sun, well drained soils; has some salt tolerance.
Plant in frost free locations, has no tolerance for even a light frost.

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Item Description Unit Price Quantity

Cresentia cujete seeds 1 packet (5 seeds) US$ 5.15


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