early white bush and eight ball

cyumickey(Sunset 18)March 11, 2008

I'm interested in growing these two summer squashes this year. Is eight ball a bush plant? I recall reading that somewhere. Where would be the best place to get these seeds? I've checked out several places, but as I already have seeds for the other veggies I'm planning to grow this year, all I need are these. Any suggestions are much appreciated. Thanks!

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cyumickey(Sunset 18)

One more thing, how big do these plants get?

thanks!

    Bookmark   March 11, 2008 at 7:59PM
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farmerdilla

Both white scallops and Eight Ball zukes have about the same size plants. In really good soil maybe two feet high and 3 ft in diameter. Both are relatively popular cultivars. In this area most garden centers will have the the white bush scallop in bulk. A garden center with an extended seed display may have Eight Ball or its look alike Black Ball.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2008 at 8:04PM
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cyumickey(Sunset 18)

Thanks! I've orderd the eight ball, but haven't ordered the white yet...I'm trying to find a place where I won't have to pay $4 shipping for a $2 pack of seeds...

Oh, do these 2 cross-pollinate easily? I will be planting them next to each other, so would I get white ball zucchinis or green scallops?

    Bookmark   March 14, 2008 at 7:41PM
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farmerdilla

Only if you save seeds. They cross pollinate very readily, but it only shows up in the offspring.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2008 at 8:51PM
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cyumickey(Sunset 18)

Thank you so much for your help!

    Bookmark   March 17, 2008 at 12:21PM
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cyumickey(Sunset 18)

I can't contain my excitement...I found the early white scallop seeds yesterday at the grocery store! Sorry, had to share. Can I direct sow both of these now? It's been so hot here in so cal...

    Bookmark   April 16, 2008 at 12:14PM
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