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Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
MaryMcP
May 12, 2010 7:51 AM CST
What are these bumps on my squash? Is it okay??

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Name: Sue
Southeast Arizona
grmesue
May 12, 2010 8:36 AM CST
Some varieties just grow with bumps. Usually heirlooms. They are fine to eat. Real fine from the look of them!
Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
MaryMcP
May 12, 2010 8:47 AM CST
Grazi Sue!
Name: Kelly
Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9a)
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locakelly
May 12, 2010 5:36 PM CST
Ha ha - I see you posted here too! Nice looking squash McP, and yes, the old OP Heirlooms are... to quote Farmerdill... Naturally Warted.
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Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
MaryMcP
May 12, 2010 7:20 PM CST
Always try to breathe some life into the Cubit's group.

Naturally warted.........makes me laugh every time.
Name: Alma
Phoenix & Cottonwood, AZ
USDA zone 9b, Sunset 13 & ??
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tomatofreak
May 17, 2010 11:12 AM CST
Mary, did you grow those from seed? If so, what variety is it? That's like the squash we grew back home.
Alma
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Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
MaryMcP
May 17, 2010 3:02 PM CST
Alma, They are an heirloom from Botanical Interests. I think I bought the packet at Summer Winds. Latin name is: Cucurbita pepo.

The zucchini is also from the same vendor and is called Balck Beauty Zucchini (cucurbita pepo also.....how can that be?????). It's not warted and very tasty. Ate the first one off the vine yesterday. Tiny baby squash.
Name: Kelly
Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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locakelly
May 17, 2010 5:24 PM CST
Here's my first harvest - lol... An 8 Ball Zucchini and those same naturally warted crooknecks... I have since harvested several more of each plus a couple Black Beauty Zucchini...

Yup - they are all Cucurbita pepo... That is one family of squash and all those can cross with one another if you plan to save seeds...

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Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
MaryMcP
May 18, 2010 5:53 AM CST
Love the 8 ball! Thanks for the clarification on squash families.

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