Plant ID forum: Mystery gourd

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lookforkim
Aug 26, 2014 8:25 AM CST
I bought a house with a very neglected overrun garden, but it has these guys growing in it.

I hope they're cheese pumpkins. Are they?

It's about a foot in diameter, and about 8 inches or so tall.



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greene
Aug 26, 2014 9:38 AM CST
Did you move from New Jersey to Long Island? Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Sure looks like the Long Island Cheese Pumpkin.
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dave
Aug 26, 2014 10:18 AM CST

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Most definitely. And now I'm hungry!

lookforkim
Aug 26, 2014 1:37 PM CST
Nope, still NJ, but I don't think the pumpkins really know!

Thank you!

I have at least 2 more growing!!!!!
Name: Greene
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greene
Aug 29, 2014 9:53 AM CST
Is this solved?
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lookforkim
Sep 1, 2014 12:16 PM CST
Not solved. Today I cut it open and it was white on the inside. So not a cheese pumpkin.

I roasted both halves and the insides shred sort of like spaghetti squash. But not quite as well. Shorter "noodles."

Flavor is mild but sweet. Now I have a ton of roasted shredded mystery gourd that I don't know what to do with!
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Name: Greene
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greene
Sep 1, 2014 3:41 PM CST
Hope you saved the seeds. Share them with people and see what grows.
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This type of plant cross-pollinates right?
Maybe a Long Island Cheese crossed with a Spaghetti Squash and you now have a Cheesy-Spaghetti Squash!

http://www.sungoldfarm.com/id34.html
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lookforkim
Sep 2, 2014 8:19 AM CST
I do believe it is a valenciano pumpkin. Still don't know what to do with my 5 cups of sort-of spaghetti pumpkin flesh if anyone has any ideas!
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greene
Sep 2, 2014 9:23 AM CST
Pie, soup, pudding.

Edit to add:
Dang!! Don't tell my kids but I forgot to say muffins. Pumpkin muffins with spice and maybe some walnuts, sunflower seeds or well, pumpkin seeds.
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