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May 2, 2018 10:27 AM CST
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Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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This came up - in mulch pile:
Is it gourd or squash? Edible or ornamental?
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May 2, 2018 10:55 AM CST
Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
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Odds are it will better used as an ornamental. Many of the colorful ornamental gourds are C. pepo squash. Edible but not palatable. This one could be a mongrel with standard C. pepo parentage. May or may not taste very good. Did you have any ornamental gourds in the vicinity last year? IT looks like a cross between a warted straight neck and a Zephyr
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May 3, 2018 1:06 PM CST
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Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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@famerdill, yes, come to think of it, DH purchased a bag of gourds/squash for $1 bag. I must have added it to my compost pile.
Thanks for you help.
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May 3, 2018 3:34 PM CST
Name: Paul Fish
Brownville, Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Many years we have planted "mixed gourds" and these are prolific. Great for fall decorations along with all the other kinds that come in the seed packages.
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