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Ornamental Gourds: Peanut Pumpkin??

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Delhi, IA

August 27, 2010
9:12 PM

Post #8066397

Are they just decorative, or also edible? Anyone had any experience with them?
Crossville, TN

August 29, 2010
10:36 AM

Post #8068729

I have not heard of them. Jo
Augusta, GA
(Zone 8a)

August 29, 2010
5:08 PM

Post #8069326

It is an alternate name for Galeuse d'Eysine, a heavily warted French Winter squash. Supposedly good eating qualities but I have not tried it.
Crossville, TN

August 29, 2010
7:01 PM

Post #8069610

There you go!! Thanks, Farmerdill. Jo
Castlewood, SD

August 29, 2010
9:52 PM

Post #8069825

I grew those this year.. the vines are loaded with them, but havent tried any yet.. will be a month or so. ;-)
Delhi, IA

August 31, 2010
10:32 PM

Post #8073934

OK, does a winter squash ripen any after picking? I had one with the stem popped off so I baked it up, but found it a little green yet just under the skin. If I had waited a month would it have ripened anymore?
Castlewood, SD

August 31, 2010
10:49 PM

Post #8073946

mine tend to still ripen a little if I pick em a bit early. the ones without stems do not last as long & are prone to rot easier. Its hard to make kids realize that you just cant break it off the vine, you have to try & keep a good stem, so I had several last year that had to be eaten quicker.

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