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Wed Aug 8 09:57:38 EST 2001

Is "poe" slang for Pepo?

L&P <l&p at camerama.demon.nl> wrote in message
news:ant0810390b0M3Mb at camerama.demon.nl...
> hi group
> Last year I received a "poe" as it is called in the Netherlands.
> It is a gourd like thing, about 30 cm in diameter and it is
> edible.
> I planted the seeds this year and lo and behold I have "poe"
> plants in the garden. I've looked everywhere to find a latin
> name but I believe it's not a local plant so my books don't mention
> it. I tried to find it on the web but no luck there either.
> It has male and female white flowers which bloom at nightfall.
> At this moment there is only one "poe" from the 5 seeds.
> It has the common characteristics of a pumpkun or melon plant.
> Can anyone tell me where I can find the name?
> Thank you
> Louise

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