It's Gourd Week, a special time on UTB where we will be educating the public on the important topics that will shape the future. This week, we will be focusing on gourds.
What even is a gourd? A gourd is a pretty loose term for the fruits of the family Cucurbitaceae. To narrow it down, gourds specifically refer to the fruits of the Cucurbitaceae genera Lagenaria and Cucurbita, as well as from the genus siceraria. Gourd experts believe gourds to be one of the earliest domesticated plants, with some species having been discovered in archeological sites dating back from 13,000 BC.Read the Full Article