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Please Help Identify These Pumpkins or Squash?

Posted by mlpgarden 7 (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 21, 12 at 18:14


I am trying to figure out what these 3 squash/pumpkins are. My spouse & I had dug the garden out & threw all the dirt into one big hill behind where the garden is. We had a lot of left over squash & pumpkin seeds of a couple different types & just threw them onto the pile to see what they'd do. Well, oddly enough, that pile has blown up into several huge plants with a few different kinds of squash/pumpkins.

Here's the trouble though: the seeds we threw out there were labelled as Jack-o-lantern pumpkins, Giant pumpkins, & buttercup squash. As you can see, NONE of them appear to resemble any of the 3? So I'm trying to figure out what they are.

Here is the first. I personally thought it may be a spaghetti squash at first, but it has gotten so large so fast, & the stripes show no signs of fading. It's about a foot in diameter right now. This is growing where I had planted what I thought was buttercup squash:

Here is the 2nd. Is this a lumina pumpkin? It looks like a plain ol' white lumina to me. All I know is it sure doesn't look like an orange Jack-O-Lantern or a buttercup squash..It is around 9-10 inches in diameter:

Here is the 3rd, which I thought might be a spaghetti squash like the first but as you can see it has no stripes, just a bunch of little spots everywhere. It's about 6-7 inches diameter:

Thanks for reading & for any ideas!

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RE: Please Help Identify These Pumpkins or Squash?

The first and third are definitely just orange pumpkins, your jack-o-lantern type.

The second look like a white pumpkin alright, but it is a C. pepo not C. maxima, more like 'Cotton Candy'

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