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Can you plant heirloom seeds(pumpkins) next to or near hybrids?

Posted by mirromere CA (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 22, 12 at 22:45

I planted some Connecticut Field Pumpkins and they produced a yellow fruit that never got bigger than a golf ball and the vines were yellow as well. The leaves started out very green and healthy looking, so I don't know what happened. I fertilized them as well. My other pumpkins that I grew all did well, they were hybrids. Can you plant heirlooms near hybrids or do you have to exclusively plant just heirlooms? I am not saving seeds right now, I just wanted to produce some good pumpkins. If this is the problem, does it go the same for watermelons as well or other vegetables?

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RE: Can you plant heirloom seeds(pumpkins) next to or near hybrid

As long as you are not saving seeds, you can interplant hybrids and open pollinated with no effect on the plants or fruits. Only exception is sweet corn.

RE: Can you plant heirloom seeds(pumpkins) next to or near hybrid

Intermixing varieties (even if compatable types, not all squash are) would not change this years fruits only the seeds and future squash that result from those seeds.

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