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Postby Thistle Garden » Jul 29, 2008 6:08 pm

Several squash seeds germinated this spring, I kept only one and it's huge with about 4 fruit on the plant. The squash fruit is getting bigger and bigger. Should I pick it? I really don't know the type of squash because I did not plant the seeds.

Help me, the plant is half way to the house..

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Postby JanR » Jul 29, 2008 8:28 pm

What does the squash look like? Do you know if it is a summer or a winter squash. If it oblong and green, maybe it is a zucchini. If that is the case, I would pick it. :)
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Postby butterfly » Jul 29, 2008 8:36 pm

I don't thik squash is ready to be pickked this early

or at least the ones I had last year were not


They were round and green but I know little about them but

I think Jan is correct
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Postby OGrubber » Jul 30, 2008 7:00 am

TG,

If your squash plant is sending out runners [vines], then it is likely a winter squash variety and you would not pick the fruit yet.

However, if it is remaining in a bush form it will likely be a summer squash. And, of the summer squash varieties, by your description it's probably zucchini, which can be harvested now.

editing in; laf! I picked up on Jan's description of the fruit... yes, if it's oblong, and dark green...
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Postby Thistle Garden » Jul 30, 2008 11:31 am

It's not zucchini because I did plant 8 zuke plants, yes on purpose, and I know what those look like. Boy do I know how those look like, I'm thinking of putting a sign on the lawn"free zucchini"..

Anyway, this squash is sending out runners, those are now half way to the house. I will take a picture right now and post it.

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Postby Mervyn » Jul 30, 2008 11:53 am

Maybe it's acorn squash ?

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Help me, the plant is half way to the house..


Don't panic, squash plants are not dangerous and are more afraid of you, than you are of them :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Thistle Garden » Jul 30, 2008 12:06 pm

Here are two pictures of the mystery squash. There are two more sqaush on the plant which are very large.

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Postby OGrubber » Jul 30, 2008 1:48 pm

They look like pumpkin to me.
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Postby JanR » Jul 30, 2008 1:59 pm

Looks like a pumpkin to me too. :)
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Postby Lindamct » Jul 30, 2008 2:06 pm

:D ditto that!
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