Odd Pumpkin Squash

By Published On: September 14th, 20220.7 min readCategories: Photos
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.

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Sage Osterfeld
I’m just a guy with nearly an acre of dirt, a nice little mid-century ranch house and a near-perfect climate. But in my mind I’m a landscaper survivalist craftsman chef naturalist with a barbeque the size of a VW and my own cable TV show. I like to write about the stuff I build, grow and see here at Sage's Acre.

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  1. […] six weeks ago, I snapped a couple of photos of a pair of odd baby pumpkins in the keyhole […]

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