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?


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Answer from NGA
July 22, 1998

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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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