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Name: Sally
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sallyg
Dec 17, 2020 8:08 AM CST
so not everything is bigger in Texas Smiling
i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)
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wildflowers
Dec 17, 2020 8:21 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing I guess not everything!

It does make sense about the sun hours. I have friends in Sweden that can grow some huge veggies in a short season because the sun never sets in Juni. Blinking
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Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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sallyg
Dec 17, 2020 8:52 AM CST
I saw swiss chard in a park in Anchorage AK that was just HUGE. Incredible to me. Gives me new respect for full sun and light for indoor plants. Its really light that feeds plants.
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Name: Dr. Demento Jr.
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Dec 17, 2020 10:53 AM CST
wildflowers said: Rolling on the floor laughing I guess not everything!
It does make sense about the sun hours. I have friends in Sweden that can grow some huge veggies in a short season because the sun never sets in Juni. Blinking

Playing the frost , or growth stopping cold, is the limiting factor the farther North you get.
I have sympathy for those in Mountain regions where seventies and freezing in the same day, often, really screw with what you can grow.

I used to exchange posts with a gent in Utah, who was a market gardener with multi-plots of 20x40 to 40x100 and he said it was a crap shoot as to which ones would get zapped by frost and which would survive .
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JBarstool
Dec 17, 2020 3:04 PM CST

Please note that the farther south one travels the smaller the fruit get and the farther north one travels the larger the fruit get. Size is relative to day length.

Squash question. I am researching the Table Top Acorn and read this comment. https://www.ruppseeds.com/vege...

Anyone have any thoughts?[/quote]

Yes...
Another reason to avoid the South.
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farmerdill
Dec 17, 2020 4:06 PM CST
Rupp has put a lot of effort into squash development, primarily in the pumpkin group. I have not seen any disparaging remarks about their varieties, but I have not grown any. I have no information other than Rupp for Table Top. I have grown several varieties of acorn squash. Black Bellota, Carnival, Autumn Delight, Table Queen, Tay-Bell
Bush version of Table Queen being my favorite.
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Dec 17, 2020 4:11 PM CST
The bush types don't seem to produce much here for me, and seem not to store as well as the vine types. Not sure why that is.
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