May 14, 2013

Bottle Gourd (Opo)瓠瓜

Bottle gourd, opo squash or long melon is a vine grown for its fruit, which can either be harvested young and used as a vegetable, or harvested mature, dried, and used as a bottle, utensil, or pipe. For this reason, the calabash is widely known as the bottle gourd. The fresh fruit has a light green smooth skin and a white flesh. Rounder varieties are called calabash gourds. They come in a variety of shapes, they can be huge and rounded, or small and bottle shaped, or slim and more than a meter long.

Sponge Gourd



Early Green Skin Medium Length Opo

Opo Bottle Gourd

Product Details:

  • Vigorous grower and very productive.
  • Dark to medium green fruits.
  • Heavy fruits are about ~12 inches long and ~5 inches in diameter.

Long Opo








Product Details:

  • Long fruits with smooth light green skins.
  • Very productive.
  • Length is approximately 12~15 inches.