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Unknown squash. Help!

Posted by deltafactor (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 19, 09 at 10:44

I got a flat of unknown seedlings from a neighbor. Everything else was easily identifiable, but I don't know my squash. The squash is nearly two feet long. The leaves in the first picture are from a different squash plant next to it. The leaves that belong to the plant in question are in the second photo. Any help would be appreciated!

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RE: Unknown squash. Help!

It looks like a zucchini.

RE: Unknown squash. Help!

That's what I thought by the look of the leaves, but if it is zucchini, it's already the fattest and oddest shaped one I've ever seen. Not that I'm an expert, but it sure doesn't look like the zucchinis in the store.

RE: Unknown squash. Help!

Zucchinis will get quite big if you let them (much bigger than at the store) and it is not that unusually for them to have a larger end and not be uniform all around.

The fruit and the leaves look like zucchini leaves, but the best way to tell would be to cut it open and try it. It could always be some hybrid of a zucchini and something else.

If it is a bush type squash without long vines or tendrils I really think it is a zucchini.

RE: Unknown squash. Help!

I think you're probably right. Now I know I can pick them soon, unlike some sort of winter squash. Thanks for the help.

RE: Unknown squash. Help!

Several of the grey type zucchini have this club shape, not unusual at all.

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