According to Wikipedia, dome types of pumpkin and zucchini are the
same species. supposedly that means they can cross breed (if i
remember my biology correctly). has anyone ever grew a hybrid?
purposefully or not. just curious what that fruit would look like.
I think I might just try it! let you know in 2 years :)
I try to grow as many different things as possible just for fun .
tomatoes, potatoes, asparagus, sun flowers, chives, onions, green
onions, egyptian onions, sweet potatoes, garlic chives, garlic, chili
peppers, bell peppers, broccoli, Spanish, lettuces, shallots, beats,
radishes, broccoli sprouts, corn, string beans, snap peas, snow peas,
raspberries, strawberries, mint, oregano, basil, dill, corn,
cilantro , winter melon, zucchini, unknown melon that sprouts,
parsley, sage, soy beans... then there is my wife's flower garden
tulips, wild rose, hydrangea, Hyacinths, daisies, poppies, flowering
onions, tiger lily, pineapple lily, glads, Chinese lanterns, bells of
ireland, bunch of other stuff i can't remember the names of ..
of course we are not always successful at everything but it is fun to
I grew a pumpkin variety called "Tatume" a few years, and I also had
some yellow crooknecks. They crossed and I've had volunteers come up
every year (this year, only one) Some of them have long vines, some are
more bush-like. Last year they were just like yellow crookneck but the
vines were twice as long (still short tho'.) The one this year has
short vines that branched multiple times and are less succulent than
most bush squash -- the borers are leaving them alone. The fruit looks
like Early Prolific Straightneck but with a really short neck and a kind
of greenish cast to 'em. They taste really good. :-)
Meanwhile, my Green Striped Cushaw pumpkins are trying to take over the
whole neighborhood, and they are covered with male flower buds, but no
female buds and the males have been there at least a week and are not
opening yet. I wonder if pruning the vines would encourage them to
branch and to bloom?
Hope this helps,
The Zucchini Pumpkin lives in our office at the moment - it is round
and green and is starting to get orange-ish vertical stripes. My boss
inadvertently grew a couple this year. We have pictures -
unfortunately, it is being used in a food war. but we have pictures!
We were actually wondering if there are any recipes! Zumpkin/Pumcchini
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