The Q&A Archives: Gigantic Zucchini!

Question: My father has seeds from last year's zucchini that he planted this year. The results are that he is getting zucchini this year that are shaped like pumpkins and watermelons, have the skin of a zucchini, and weigh over 20 pounds. Have you ever heard of this?

We have prepared the zucchini in all the usual ways and the taste is that of a normal zucchini! The vines are longer than usual and the blossoms are the size of a small dinner plate!

Please inform me if this is common?

Answer: It sounds like they cross pollinated, since he saved the seed himself -- fantastic! Your father must have had a great selection of varieties to make such great stuff this year. (You must have some great recipes!) Enjoy!

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