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mystery plant

Posted by winchesterva 7 (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 4, 08 at 13:06

this is a volunteer, I have never grown anything that looks remotely like this, do you know what it is and if so, when should I pick it?
Mystery melon, pumpkin or squash?

Thank you in advance.

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RE: mystery plant

That is awesome! It looks like a neat cross between a pumpkin and a gourd or a pumpkin and a summer squash. It is nothing that is available on he market to my knowledge. It is slightly similar to the batwing pumpkin but it is much larger. I would let it grow until the tendril next to the pumpkin is dry and brown. It will be similar in shape to a jack-o-lantern type pumpkin, but it obviously has different colors. I am guessing you didn't buy those seeds and they are either from a pumpkin you bought or a pumpkin you grew but didn't hand pollinate.

RE: mystery plant

Very pretty! It'll be interesting to find if it has good usable flesh.

Back in 2001 I picked up a bunch of pumpkins, off the curb, in NJ, to process for eating. One of them had a gourd like, hard shell. But the inner flesh was superb. I saved a couple of seeds and grew them out in 2006. I couldn't believe it, they came true to seed! So, now I'm growing from the second generation.

Tahlequah, OK

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