Mystery Cucurbit, as always
As always, I have a mystery cucurbit.
Its in the beans so, despite the issues with moving squash, I have to give it a new home.
Likeliest candidates for the parent are Lumina, cantaloupe, muskmelon, watermelon, butternut, and some other kind of unknown winter squash that was in the bird food.
Past mystery cucurbits have turned out to be:
Perfectly respectable golden crooknecks,
Peculiar, small watermelon hardy enough to grow on a sand mound and ripen under plastic in October with pale, salmon-pink flesh of remarkable sweetness.
A monster vine that grew 30 feet across the yard out of the compost heap and produced 3, medium-sized, bright orange, hubbard-like squash that kept very well but were disappointing in their dry, flavorless flesh.
And a very ordinary, Connecticut Field-type pumpkin.
I'd never trade in my predictable squash favorites for random cucurbits from saved seed, but I always enjoy finding out what the volunteers are when they grow up.
Anyone else enjoy the mystery?