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Portland, Maine (Zone 5b)
Aug 20, 2017 8:08 AM CST
I live very near Portland, Maine. I have been gardening for about 18 years. My efforts have yielded many types of veggies somtimes successfully and sometimes not so much. And I am new to your forum. Each year I grow yellow summer squash from seedlings I buy at a local greenhouse, and a curious thing happens. Inevitably, one or two of the squash fruits are different than the others. They are very hard, inedible, almost gourd-like. This doesn't happen with my zucchini squash though. The dark yellow squash in the picture is the hard inedible one, the other squash is normal. Am I missing some soil nutrients? Why does this happen? Thank you!
Aug 21, 2017 7:23 PM CST
|Welcome to NGA, Bill ( @brice12 ).
Did the 2 squash in your photo come from the same plant? (or from 2 different plants?)
The darker-yellow squash looks like it may just have been left to grow a little too long. Or, if the squash came from separate plants, there's a possibility that the plant that you bought was mis-labeled, or that it came from seeds from a squash that had been cross-pollinated by some other variety.
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