June 26, 2012

Yellow Crookneck Summer Squash and Zephyr Hybrid Squash

Yellow Crookneck or Early Prolific Straightneck summer squash
Probably Yellow Crookneck but where are the warts?
Definitely Zephyr summer squash

I'm not much of a summer squash grower. Zucchini yes but summer squash, not so much. The plants unerringly come to an early demise, usually before bearing any offspring. So to my utter shock the supposed zucchini babies turned yellow and formed a long thin neck. Ha ha! Summer squash. And even more amazing, one of them has been pollinated (hopefully).

Considering my inability to grow summer squash I have even resorted to trying out a couple of hybrids, Sunburst pattypan and Zephyr summer squash. And look, the Zephyr is forming babies too!

Interestingly enough. The Crookneck summer squash are the biggest most robust plants of all the zucchini and summer squash, even with being overcrowded in a hill with eight plants.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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