Plant ID forum: Random squash/gourd/punkin' ?

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Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Aug 14, 2014 2:22 PM CST
This showed up in my squash patch.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Aug 14, 2014 2:46 PM CST

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Squash, and a nice looking one at that. Did you plant any?
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Aug 14, 2014 3:24 PM CST
Yes, but I also threw in the guts of some I got from a pumpkin patch, where they could have crossed and this is the result. They are two different fruits in the pictures.

I planted peanut pumpkins, Long Island cheese pumpkins, delicata, luffa, Greek sweet red squash. I know it isn't any of those. We'll just have to wait and see!
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Aug 14, 2014 3:28 PM CST

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I'll be interested to see it when it ripens.
JC/NYC (Zone 7b)
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skylark
Aug 17, 2014 5:35 PM CST
it looks like a native mexican/latam/caribbean calabaza pumpkin: green with stripes.
there are many that you never see in stores, except for mexican in spanish/mex/latam markets. it is much sweeter then other pumpkins/squashes.
kabocha also has this coloration, but it is usually very squat.
here's a site with great pics! of many-many. perhaps, you can find yours?
http://shop.nativeseeds.org/collections/catalog/squash
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Aug 18, 2014 6:40 PM CST
That would be so cool! The mystery continues!
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Aug 18, 2014 7:53 PM CST
It looks a lot like the Hopi Vatnga. But it would be truly amazing to get that because I know the place where I got the other pumpkins did not plant that kind, and in didn't either. We may just have a new breed here!
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skylark
Aug 18, 2014 9:37 PM CST
i thought it would be a stretch too, but hey it's a great site! if i had a patch, i'd plant some! they are so-o pretty.

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