What causes fruit fusing?

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  1. birdie_poo

    birdie_poo Well-Known Member

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    I have several squash plants, and they are the yellow straight neck variety. Several plants have siamese twins growing on them...so I know it's not just the one plant, since it's on a few.

    What causes this? Not that I wont still use the fruit, but I think it's sort of strange that it's happening, and that it's common amongst my different plants.
     
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    birdie_poo Well-Known Member

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    Paquebot Well-Known Member

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    They are simply twin blossoms which result in fused fruit. I've seen it a number of times with cucumbers, especially with the smaller and more proficient pickling type. Your squash are in the same main family so it's nothing too uncommon. It's actually more common in tomatoes, especially with the earliest blossoms. The resulting fruit is often huge but ugly. Most of the record-holding tomatoes were such things!

    Martin