Mystery plant

rachel2008July 29, 2008

Anyone know what this is? I didn't plant it (or anything related within 5+ feet of where it's growing). The plant leaves look like my yellow summer squash. It has long vines (5-10ft+) and little curly things that attach to everything. Is it edible? I cut one open and my friend tried it, but it was very bitter. Does that mean it's too ripe or not ripe enough (if it's edible)?? I do have zucchini in my garden this year, but last year there was only summer squash. Also, I dumped some pumpkin insides into the garden last December, I believe. I just can't figure it out...

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farmerdilla

That is some type of cross pollinated winter squash. Could be something like a pumkini or a yellow squash pumpkin cross. It is vining which indicates that the winter squash genes are dominant. You may let it completly mature and try it as a winter squash. Some of these crosses are decent, others taste terrible.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2008 at 6:12PM
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