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Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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piksihk
May 2, 2018 10:27 AM CST
This came up - in mulch pile:
Is it gourd or squash? Edible or ornamental?


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Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
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farmerdill
May 2, 2018 10:55 AM CST
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
Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
In the beginning GOD created ...
Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Irises Composter Butterflies Bookworm
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piksihk
May 3, 2018 1:06 PM CST
@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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Name: Paul Fish
Brownville, Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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PaulF
May 3, 2018 3:34 PM CST
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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