Finally one was ready and I picked it and cooked it. Sure enough, it was an Acorn squash, bright yellow inside and very tasty. I can't imagine why they turned out like they did and don't look the same as the ones at the market.
Any ideas or comments?
By av8rs3 from Eustis, FL
OMG! I had no idea that if you plant seeds from one thing you could another thing entirely! From now on I'll buy the seeds I want from one of those seed magazines I get occasionally.
Thanks for the tip! Ya all can tell I'm a new gardener, huh? :-)
Squash are notorious 'cross-pollinators'. If you plant saved seeds, you will very likely get something that is a cross breed. It's better to buy fresh seeds every year form a reputable company if you want squash that is true to form.
Your "Acorn" Squash was probably pollinated by a busy little bee that had just "Visited" another "more tasty" member of the family. Were they planted near watermelons? Good luck.
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