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PlantFiles: Ornamental Gourd
Cucurbita pepo 'Goblin Eggs'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: pepo (PEP-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Goblin Eggs

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Days to Maturity:
111 to 120 days

Mature Skin Color:
Medium Green

Less than 1 pound (0.5 kg)


Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral singhg45 On Oct 11, 2014, singhg45 from Delhi
India wrote:

Positive CurtisJones On Apr 29, 2008, CurtisJones from Longmont, CO wrote:

From your friends at Botanical Interest, inc.: When you grow ornamental Goblin Eggs gourds, visitors to your garden will wonder how goblins snuck in and laid these charming and bizarre little 'eggs'! The 2 1/2"-3" egg-shaped gourds (some may be a little rounder) have numerous color variations including: solid colors of yellow, orange, and white, orange striped, green & gold striped, green & white striped, orange & dark green bicolor, and solid dark green with speckles. They can be picked straight from the vine for autumn decor, painted, decorated with glitter and raffia, or simply dried and cured to save for months or years to come. Plant a few seeds in a sunny spot and see what 'hatches'! Give them room to sprawl...or train the 20' vines up a large trellis, arbor, fence, or pergola.


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

Longmont, Colorado

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