The GPC has created this competitive class for growers of this type of gourds, which are the heaviest type of gourds, with prize money and listing on BP.
It is a Lagenaria siceraria.
These Gourds are to be measured for weight, not for length. The fruit is round shaped and green, yellow and/or brown in color. Gourds must be sound, clean and free of cracks, splits, holes and rotten spots into the cavity. The stem must be removed within 2.5 cm (1 inch) of the fruit