What is it?

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by kbshorts, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. kbshorts

    kbshorts Well-Known Member

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    A local old-timer and I share our interest in gardening and I believe I have become his "project". I value his knowledge very much and have benefited greatly from his experience. He offered me some seeds today for what he calls "Japanese squash". I grow, and have grown, a lot of different squash but he has me stumped with this one, anyone know what this may be? As usual, he offered little description other than it has a very spreading vine and tastes great fried, like green tomatoes. I will be planting the seeds this week but would like to know a little more of what to expect.
    Thanks, KB
     
  2. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Well-Known Member

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    Zucchini? It has many names.... :shrug:
     

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    BrahmaMama Well-Known Member

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    Okay, try searching Kobacha or Uchiki Kuri squashes.
     
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    Bitter melon?

    Lynda
     
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    ajaxlucy Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Maybe it's kabocha. It's like a little pumpkin, but green.
     
  6. kbshorts

    kbshorts Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the help! I'm just going to plant some and see what happens, could be any one of the things suggested. Seeds do not look like squash or pumpkin seeds. If something grows I will post an update.
    KB