Sunday, February 01, 2009

Calabash gourd tree

We were in Alter do Chão last Sunday. I spotted this beautiful calabash gourd tree in the front yard of a small bar, only meters away from from where the Tapajós River and Lago Verde meet. Look at the fruit on that small tree. And there were a few others I didn't include in the photograph!

2 comments:

Rasma said...

Are these gourds used for making drums? We have a song that names the Calabash tree in drum making, but I think it must mean the gourd, not the bark. Have you heard of any such thing?

rzashida said...

I purchased seeds for the gourd tree online I can't wait to see how they turn out.