Name that pumpkin/gourd

zootjs(zone 5 MA)October 21, 2012

Can anyone identify the variety of this bad boy? It's about 14 inches high.

It sprang forth from my compost pile, and I don't remember planting it, though it's possible that I did and forgot about it. There are about a dozen or so of them, though the rest are all still green, in late October.

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When pumpkins and ornamental gourds (both Cucurbita pepo) cross this is a common result. Large warty gourds. 'Knucklehead' is a named variety that you can buy, but as you discovered it can spring up on its own if you save seeds from a pumpkin that grew in a patch with or near ornamental gourds.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2012 at 9:01AM
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zootjs(zone 5 MA)

Great, thank you!

    Bookmark   October 22, 2012 at 9:13AM
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