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keithp2012
West Babylon, NY
(Zone 7a)

October 31, 2013
7:53 AM

Post #9698999

I know white pumpkin cultivars are available, but what would a naturally occurring albino pumpkin look like? Would it be pure white with green stem, or more like an orange cream color with white stem?

NicoleC

NicoleC
Madison, AL
(Zone 7b)

October 31, 2013
11:37 AM

Post #9699117

I don't think it would fruit at all. An albino plant -- one totally missing chlorophyll -- doesn't survive past the seedling stage because it can't photosynthesize.
keithp2012
West Babylon, NY
(Zone 7a)

October 31, 2013
3:07 PM

Post #9699247

NicoleC wrote:I don't think it would fruit at all. An albino plant -- one totally missing chlorophyll -- doesn't survive past the seedling stage because it can't photosynthesize.


I mean just albino fruit, not leaves.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 1, 2013
5:53 AM

Post #9699560

Parts of plants (leaves, stems) can sport and show variegation, but I don't know that an albino fruit ever occurs.

NicoleC

NicoleC
Madison, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 1, 2013
6:41 AM

Post #9699583

I don't think it's possible to have a true albino fruit on a healthy plant. You could have a sport that happens to be colored white, but in that case you could have various colors of stem, seeds, rind, etc. depending on the genetics that led to the mutation.

shauna1219

shauna1219
Tampa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 1, 2013
10:12 AM

Post #9699685

Lumina Pumpkins are pure white on the outside and orange inside.
Botanical Name: Cucurbita maxima 'Lumina'

Height: 24 in ches

Spacing: 5-8 feet between hills

Depth: 2 in

Spread: 12-15 foot vine

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Yield: 5-8 fruits/ vine

Foliage: FOLIAGE: GREEN, VINE

Days To Maturity: 95 days

http://www.gurneys.com/product/lumina_pumpkin

drobarr

drobarr
Hummelstown, PA
(Zone 6b)

November 13, 2013
1:26 PM

Post #9708409

there are several white varieties of pumpkins but am not aware of an albino fruit on an otherwise orange pumpkin variety

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