Vegetables and Fruit forum: Is this a round zucchini or a pumpkin?

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Name: Joanne
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Joannabanana
Sep 2, 2013 8:47 AM CST
Basket ball size. Leaves look like zucchini. Mild taste. Vine
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SongofJoy
Sep 2, 2013 9:14 AM CST
Joanne, it looks like a round zucchini/bush summer squash. I know there should be others along to confirm or correct but I think that's it.
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Newyorkrita
Sep 2, 2013 9:17 AM CST
If that is a zucchini it sure is a large one!
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SongofJoy
Sep 2, 2013 9:23 AM CST
I agree. That's what made me question which it was. It looks most like the round zucchinis I'm familiar with but the size is BIG. I wonder if they are all that size?
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Sharon
Sep 2, 2013 9:26 AM CST
I agree with SongofJoy - looks like this:

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Sep 2, 2013 9:31 AM CST
I've grown some very big Italian zucchinis if I didn't pull them off the vine when young. Perhaps the same is true in this case.
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Sharon
Sep 2, 2013 9:36 AM CST
I think that's true, Song. There's an organic farmer here and I get lots of vegetables from him; including the round bush zucchini. His come in all sizes though I usually get the small ones. They are always lumped together in his baskets, all sizes, but from the same plants.
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SongofJoy
Sep 2, 2013 9:38 AM CST
Same here. When I'm at the Farmers' Market the size of the produce varies enormously depending on growing conditions and harvesting time.
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Sharon
Sep 2, 2013 9:45 AM CST
I have a neighbor who uses the bigger ones for zucchini breads.
I use the small for sauteing or with roasted veggies on the grill. I've never cooked with the large ones, so I don't know if there is a difference in texture, but bet there is.
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Name: Joanne
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Joannabanana
Sep 2, 2013 9:45 AM CST
Thanks everyone. I do have pumpkins in this patch and the leaves of the mystery squash are more like the long green zucchini. I know I had seeds for round zucchini but must have trown out the package by mistake. These rows are about 150 feet long and the squash 2 rows spread to be about 24 feet wide combined. This garden is in remote NE Alberta and has very long days, almost 18 hour in Late June and into July. Rain water and no chemicals at all. We till in the mustard that grows throughout the garden as a green compost of sorts to add nutrition. I will post a photo of the summer squash in a few hours
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Sharon
Sep 2, 2013 9:47 AM CST
Huge veggies can come from 18 hour days, Jo! Wow.
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Newyorkrita
Sep 2, 2013 9:51 AM CST
I bet the veggies love the long days and all that sunshine.

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Patti1957
Sep 2, 2013 10:08 AM CST
Looks like a green pumpkin to me. Is the plant a vine or more upright in growth?


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Joannabanana
Sep 2, 2013 10:41 AM CST
It is a vine. The leaves look like zucchini though. It has a very mild taste and not a strong pumpkin smell
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SongofJoy
Sep 2, 2013 10:45 AM CST
The round zucchini I know of is a bush type plant so this may be a pumpkin. But some of the info seems to conflict with that.
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farmerdill
Sep 2, 2013 11:07 AM CST
Concur. All the round zucchinni are are bush types altho the old Tonda di Nizza has a huge plant. An immature pumkin or any other winter squash can be used as a zucchini when immature.
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Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Sep 2, 2013 11:51 AM CST
So do green pumpkins have creamy flesh and as the shell turns orange so does the flesh turn orange? The seeds look like this
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I'm trying to decide whether or not to pick them.

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Patti1957
Sep 2, 2013 11:59 AM CST
Are any of them turning orange? I thought I saw some orange color around the bottom end of the picture above of the cut fruit. Do you have any seeds left over of the seeds that you planted to compare?


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Joannabanana
Sep 2, 2013 12:06 PM CST
None of these are orange
Name: Joanne
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Joannabanana
Sep 2, 2013 12:33 PM CST
It is probably a pumpkin. They are a bit orange on the underside that was against the soil. The one on the left is a pumpkin for sure
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