a squash on the vine

Momma might have been a pumpkin, but daddy definitely was a different type of squash.

Last year I grew a few Howden Pumpkins for Jack O’ Lanterns on Halloween. I saved the seeds from one particularly nice one and planted them early this summer.

It’s becoming obvious to me now that last year’s perfect pumpkin cross-bred with another squash variety because these fruit don’t look pumpkin at all. Looking back at my notes from last year, the guilty party could be a green stripe zucchini, a butternut squash, or an acorn/delicata squash. I can definitely see all three in them.

A squash hanging on the vine

Looks like this year’s Jack O’ Lanterns will be green.

Only time will tell what they grow up to become.