Thursday, October 13, 2011
Diana Aguila holds an unusual upo or bottle gourd at the Agrilink trade show at the World Trade Center-Metro Manila last week. A product of Allied Botanical Corporation, it is small compared to other bottle gourd varieties but it has special uses. Besides being highly suitable for cooking, it could be allowed to fully mature so the rind becomes hard. Then it is good for making into handicraft for decorative purposes and for holding wine. It could also be made into a unique flower vase.