Ornamental Gourd, Field Pumpkin
Cucurbita pepo var. ovifera 'Goblin Eggs'

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

Category:

Vegetables

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Regional

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

Longmont, Colorado

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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

Positive

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.