Trying to ID this gourd?

Asked September 28, 2018, 9:39 AM EDT

I am trying to determine if this is a bottle gourd or what type. Is it edible? when to pick? Thank you for you help.

Montgomery County Maryland plant identification vegetable long white gourd

1 Response

Did you plant this from saved seed or was it perhaps a volunteer in your garden this year?
It is possible that it is a cross-pollination between two squash or gourds which were growing in your garden last year.

Here is a page from our website about that: http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/fruits-not-true-type-vegetables

Otherwise, we wonder if it might be similar to a white crookneck pumpkin winter squash shown here: http://www.southernexposure.com/illinois-white-crookneck-pumpkin-winter-squash-4-g-p-1841.html

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