What is this squash?

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  1. Lady TS

    Lady TS Well-Known Member

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    This plant is volunteer from last year's Table Ace Acorn Squash. As far as I remember, Table Ace is an F1 hybrid(but I don't know what that means).

    Well, this squash is NOT an acorn squash, and I think the plant is also producing acorn-like squash but not sure yet. Here's two pics:
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  2. marvella

    marvella Well-Known Member

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    it probably crossed with another one and this is the result. i'd taste it anyway, to see if i like it.
     

  3. moonwolf

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    My guess is that it's an F2 Hybrid 'unknown' as a result of cross pollinating of last years plant and the volunteer seed growing this new plant. Looks interesting. What other squash plants did you grow last year?
    I'de let it ripen and see how she tastes.
     
  4. Barb

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    You didn't happen to grow some summer squash along with acorn last year did you?
     
  5. Nan

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    looks like part acorn and part spaghetti squash??? I have had some interesting volunteers in the compost bin!
     
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    I never save curcurbit seed because they all cross in the garden. You never know what you will get from a volunteer plant.
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  7. Lady TS

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    Here's a pic of our garden. This squash is growing in the acorn squash row, which is the second row from the left. Butternut was grown last year in the first row on the left, and zucchini and yellow squash were grown in row 8(which is obviously not in the pic but the rows are the same distance apart as these are).
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    Nice garden. What crop is growing in the field?
     
  9. Barb

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    Does that mean I won the the contest? Summer squash(yellow squash) & zucchini. What's the prize - a baseball size zucchini? :D Those bees get around don't they!
     
  10. Lady TS

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    Soybeans.
     
  11. moonwolf

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    It looks like maybe the green table ace acorn squash hybridized with the 'yellow squash'. I am assuming the yellow squash is a summer squash, or do you know what variety it was?? Maybe a yellow spagetti squash?
     
  12. moonwolf

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    nice garden picture. Is that clover planted between the rows of the squash?
     
  13. Lady TS

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    The "yellow squash" is the summer squash. Not crook-neck yellow, straight like zucchini.

    Pretty soon it will be ripe and I will pick it and see what it's like inside.
     
  14. Lady TS

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    Well, it's our 'grass' around here: clover, chickory, grass, dandelions, you name it!