What type of squash is this?!

smittysbunchJuly 13, 2014

We did not plant this...it popped up in our garden from our compost we used as filler. This is out compost that we do ourselves. Anyway...it's the color of Acorn Squash but it's massive! Here are some pics of it. We or in the DFW are in Texas. It has taken over our garden with a runner.

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smittysbunch

Inside of the mystery squash

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 2:25PM
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smittysbunch

Leaves and another baby...

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 2:26PM
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ada_pun(5B)

Is it sweet?

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 2:09PM
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zzackey(8b GA)

My first thought is an over grown zucchini.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 2:14PM
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ccabal(7)

It looks like a pumpkin/zucchini cross, a zumpkin.
I would think you can either pick it young and eat it like a zuke, or let it grow and ripen orange like a pumpkin. From the look at the insides, it looks like it was not quite ripe yet. Probably good for making pumpkin bread.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2014 at 1:03PM
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