Plant ID forum: Gourd ID ?

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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Jul 17, 2014 1:45 PM CST
This grew from a packet of "mixed small gourds." I'm kind of thinking of it as my "Little Shop of Horrors" plant because the stems are so spiny!!

This is a picture of a "baby" gourd on this plant, and on the right is a close-up of the spines on the stem

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It looks like it could be a "bottle gourd," from the shape, but I also have some "mini bottle gourds" from a separate seed packet and the stems on those are only very mildly prickly, like most squash, etc. seem to be.

Thanks!

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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Jul 17, 2014 2:00 PM CST
Tennessee Spinning looks possible, they are small but the neck looks narrower ..

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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Jul 17, 2014 2:10 PM CST
My Tennessee Spinners.


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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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Weedwhacker
Jul 17, 2014 6:12 PM CST
Tee, are the vines that yours grow on really spiny (like my photo) ?

Janet, the photo on Burpee's certainly looks like the ones I have growing (at least at this point). Time will tell how big these ones of mine get...

Thanks for the replies!
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Jul 18, 2014 4:20 AM CST
I'm not sure they are that spiny.

Here are some decorated: http://cubits.org/gourds/threa...
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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Weedwhacker
Jul 18, 2014 6:20 AM CST
What beautiful examples -- now I'm hoping they DO turn out to be the "spinning gourds" ! (it would be even better if they came off the vine already decorated like that... Whistling )
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
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SongofJoy
Jul 19, 2014 3:11 AM CST
I agree
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