Spaghetti Squash Cross Pollination - Knowledgebase Question

Clark, NJ
Question by george_abruz
July 22, 1998
I've planted Hasta LaPasta Spaghetti Squash near Burpee Hyb. Zuchini. I've noticed that some of the Spaghetti Squash have green ends (both ends 1 to 2 inches). Is this caused by cross pollination and how will this affect the quality of the Spaghetti Squash?

Answer from NGA
July 22, 1998


Pollination only affects the next generation of seeds, so cross pollination is not the problem (unless you grew your squash from home-saved seed and things were cross pollinated last year). It sounds like your squash is developing normally. These squash take a very long season to ripen fully and should be completely tan colored and turn hard before they are ready to harvest. It can be so hard to wait!

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