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Ornamental Gourds: Egg Gourd Plant

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BoopsieTN
McMinnville, TN

October 20, 2010
8:42 AM

Post #8166003

Yeap, around here we call them egg gourd plants! I had 1 over 30 yrs. before I had my daughter and lost my seeds-a few summers ago a flower friend brought me a plant and then I got to start growing them again. Their purple bloom is just like the blooms on a egg plant and the leaves also resemble the egg plant. Years ago people would use them in a hens nest for a nest egg-when they turn yellow they are ready to remove from the plant. I will bring my plants inside soon when I get time to repot them, hopefully I won't put them in shock.

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BoopsieTN
McMinnville, TN

October 20, 2010
3:41 PM

Post #8166637

Here is another picture where you can see the plant and the bloom.

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Farmerdill
Augusta, GA
(Zone 8a)


October 20, 2010
6:39 PM

Post #8166939

Easter Egg plant (Solanum ovigerum) an ornamental eggplant. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1383/ There is also a Nest Egg gourd (Cucurbita pepo) which is a vine with yellow blossoms (http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/54374/)

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