These are egg gourds. We found them where they sell pumpkins, sweet potatoes, and gourds. Last year they had small gourds, but not egg gourds. When I was checking out, another customer asked if they are to eat. I said they aren't. She asked what to do with them. When I said to keep them for a year to dry out, then soak in hot water to scrub the outer coat off, then decorate them, she didn't rush over to get some for herself. She stuck with her sweet potatoes.