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PlantFiles: Ornamental Gourd, Field Pumpkin
Cucurbita pepo var. ovifera 'Pear Bicolor'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: pepo var. ovifera
Cultivar: Pear Bicolor

Vines and Climbers

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral wadefromnj On Aug 2, 2005, wadefromnj from Englishtown, NJ (Zone 6b) wrote:

Prolific pear shaped bumpy bi-colored gourds. Nice for thanksgiving and such if I can get them to last that long. If kept under the right conditions hopefully they will last like the ones I bought last fall (and where the seeds came from) which lasted upwards of 5 months. Heavy Bearer and hardy.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Englewood, Colorado
Englishtown, New Jersey
Parsippany, New Jersey

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