Squash ID please

Squash ID please

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:27 am

I didn't plant these and they have taken over the garden. What are they? I know they are squash but have been unable to ID. The big monster I was told is a Hubbard Squash. Any squash experts (if there is such a thing) out there?
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Re: Squash ID please

PostBy: djackman On: Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:26 pm

Can't help with ID but have'm too. Vine came over the fence from the neighbor's last summer, looked just like the one you have labeled "zucchini?"

Thought it might be a pumpkin, figured someone tossed the Halloween doorstep decorations in the back yard.
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Re: Squash ID please

PostBy: mr1precision On: Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:46 pm

They look like pumpkins to me. My pumpkin plants are 40' long from tip to tip but arent producing much. Definitely dont look like hubbard. Hubbard is bumpy and ugly looking.
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Re: Squash ID please

PostBy: DonnaK On: Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:03 pm

Your zucchini picture is definitely NOT zucchini. I don't have a clue what a Hubbard looks like, but I agree that some of them look like pumpkins. Hey, with the price that they get for pumpkins around here in October, let 'em grow and sell them in the fall. It'll buy you a couple tons of coal, lol.
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Re: Squash ID please

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:20 pm

Hubbard's are usually bluish & bumpy & hard as a brick.

Those look like mutant zucchini -- power plant near by??? :lol:

Probably some form of a gourd. We planted normal orange pumpkins one year, but the next year we had funky shaped gourds with warts on the surface, then some green pumpkins that look exactly like what you have there, & a bunch of other types. We were told that there are different genes in the seeds after the first generation ...... but after that, you'll never know what your gonna get........ You only get orange if you bought the seeds in a store. I have no idea how they sift through the weird stuff & get the normal orange pumpkins.
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Re: Squash ID please

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:28 pm

Whatever they are, I'm going to have a bunch of them that's for sure. :)
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Re: Squash ID please

PostBy: coalkirk On: Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:38 pm

I vote pumpkin, especially if the vine is very fast growing.
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Re: Squash ID please

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:47 pm

All I can think about is firing my .308 at one.
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Re: Squash ID please

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:06 pm

coalkirk wrote:I vote pumpkin, especially if the vine is very fast growing.

Yes, I'm starting to think a few of them are pumpkins, one of them is adding about 2' a day! My backyard is almost gone. :)
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Re: Squash ID please

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:14 pm

Just don't fall asleep alongside one of them. They look alot like the pods in "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"
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Re: Squash ID please

PostBy: ray in ma On: Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:21 pm

Top couple are Pumpkins,the telltale is that curly thing hanging down, if they are growing that fast probably Big Macs or what ever got tossed over the fence last Halloween
the last one looks like a cantaloupe not sure what the one before it is
Anyway you look at it the rabbits will love them
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Re: Squash ID please

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:34 pm

ray in ma wrote:Anyway you look at it the rabbits will love them

The damn cat eats the rabbits. :mad: Everything but the large intestine. :D
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Re: Squash ID please

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:32 pm

Well there it is in black and white.

http://www.gardenersnet.com/vegetable/squash.htm

Squash plants are members of the cucurbita family of vegetables, which also includes pumpkins. There are a very wide variety of squash, resulting from easy cross breeding among family members. If you grow a number of varieties of squash and save the seeds, next year's crop will likely produce some very strange and interesting cross breeds (Mutations!).


I'll say. :)
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Re: Squash ID please

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:11 pm

I knew it was a mutant!! :lol:
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Re: Squash ID please

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:46 am

I would think a pumpkin that looks like it was spawned at a Gratefull Dead concert would bring a premium come Halloween! :)
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