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Has anyone ever grown pumkins like these?

Posted by mersiepoo 6 (My Page) on
Fri, Jan 6, 12 at 19:28

They look like regular small pie pumpkins, but they have a hardish shell, more like a gourd, really! I found that out when I tried to carve them in the fall a few years ago. They actually dry and look like a pumpkin, though they are gourds. Anyone ever hear of these sorts of 'pumpkin' gourds?

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RE: Has anyone ever grown pumkins like these?

I replied to your other question that was similar to this.

RE: Has anyone ever grown pumkins like these?

Depends on size. Gold nugget as an example is small, orange and has a very hard rind. There are probably larger C. maximas with orange skin and hard rinds. Gourds dry with no flesh altho ther are a few squash like some summer squash and ornamental gourds that also do not cure with flesh. Not as hard as a gourd (Lagenaria siceria) tho.

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