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Name that pumpkin/gourd

Posted by zootjs zone 5 MA (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 21, 12 at 23:36

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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RE: Name that pumpkin/gourd

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.

RE: Name that pumpkin/gourd

Great, thank you!

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