Return to the Pumpkins Squash & Gourds Forum | Post a Follow-Up

weird yellow squash

Posted by sundaypax 10 (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 13, 14 at 11:54

Hello, I had given my mother in law several summer and winter squash seeds from seed packets when she visited me last summer at our home in El Cajon, CA. Now we're visiting her in VT and her garden is doing great, but we can't figure out what type of squash this is. I first thought it was a straight neck yellow squash that was extremely happy with the VT climate but it doesn't have a skinny neck, although the stem is yellow. The skin is very soft. Since all the seeds were from packets, I don't think this could be a hybrid but who knows? I did an online search and the closest thing to it is a round zucchini squash. We plan on cooking this baby tonight...we'll see what the seeds look like. Does anyone know what this is?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: weird yellow squash

I'm definitely no expert, but it honestly looks like a pumpkin from the maxima family, and it's skin is soft because it was immature. Here is one from my patch. I'm not sure about the exact variety, but from the stem I can tell it's from the maxima family. Any chance it's a volunteer from her throwing an old pumpkin out?

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Pumpkins Squash & Gourds Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here