I picked this yesterday out in the veggie garden. Isn’t it wild?
I decided to call them “Gumpkins” because I think they look more pumpkin-ish than gourd-ish. Besides, I liked the way that sounded better than “Pourd.”
Don’t ask me how this hybrid actually happened. I’m no botanist but I suspect the bees had a part to play in it. Some garden sex via cross-pollination. Whee.
Kind of like what might happen if a dachshund hooks up with a labrador retriever.
Here are the rest of the crop (so far).
These little ‘uns are from a different vine. I think they are adorable.
And this is what that sexy big boy looks like in toto.
I love that splash of almost-black on his top. Very, very Halloween-y.
I bet my front stoop will be the envy of the neighborhood.