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Calabash Tree

Crescentia cujete

Large, hard, green skinned fruit that is not eaten, but has a variety of ornamental uses.

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Description

Small tree to 25ft. Flowers bloom at night and in its native range are pollinated by bats. Fruits take about six months to ripen.

Hardiness

The calabash tree will survive some frost.

Growing Environment

N/A

Propagation

By seed.

Uses

The dried fruits are often used for ornamental purposes. Dried fruits are made into maracas.

Native Range

Native from Mexico through South America and the Caribbean.

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