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Pytsims
Aug 17, 2017 2:41 PM CST
Hello, this year I decided to grow zucchini. The store that I brought the plants from had them labled as zucchini but what came up looks like squash. I have no clue as to what variety of squash it is or how to harvest it. Can you please help me? I have so much of it and I dont want to waste it!
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DaisyI
Aug 17, 2017 8:12 PM CST
Welcome!

Although zucchini come in a lot of colors and shapes, that doesn't look like a variety I am familiar with.

It could be:

another summer squash

a gourd

not properly pollinated

a winter squash

The problem with nurseries is that people pull out the tags to look at the variety and then get them back in the wrong pot.

Pick one at about the 6 - 8 inch size and cut it open. If its a gourd, even at that size, the flesh will be thin and dry and the innerds hollow. If its a summer squash, even one poorly pollinated, it will be edible. Even raw. I love raw squash. If its a winter variety, it won't taste good because it will still be green.
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Pytsims
Aug 17, 2017 8:20 PM CST
Thank you!

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