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My yellow crookneck squash got cross-polinated with my sugar pumpkins. How do I tell when it's ripe? LOL They are way fatter than a crockneck, but way more elongated than a pumkin, and still green!!!
 

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I don't have any help for you, but I was just hoping you could post pics! I was laughing so hard at the idea of a crookneck squash / sugar pumpkin love affair. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Is this from saved seed or a volunteer plant in your garden?<br><br>
The two plants can cross pollinate, but that will only affect the seeds (and the fruits that come from those seeds.) If you are seeing oddly shaped fruits from seed you bought, the seed could have been cross pollinated or you could just have a longish variety of pumpkin... sometimes they plump up a bit as they mature. I'd wait until they turn color. I suspect they'll be orange pumpkins (what variety did you plant?)<br><br>
BTW, I think I remember you from a board a very long time ago. I used to live in Fremont, and my username now is the spanish diminuitive of my last name (which I think we share?)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Is this from saved seed or a volunteer plant in your garden?<br><br>
The two plants can cross pollinate, but that will only affect the seeds (and the fruits that come from those seeds.) If you are seeing oddly shaped fruits from seed you bought, the seed could have been cross pollinated or you could just have a longish variety of pumpkin... sometimes they plump up a bit as they mature. I'd wait until they turn color. I suspect they'll be orange pumpkins (what variety did you plant?)<br><br>
BTW, I think I remember you from a board a very long time ago. I used to live in Fremont, and my username now is the spanish diminuitive of my last name (which I think we share?)</div>
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The yellow squash plant has the pumpkin looking growths on it, lol. And I planted them from store bought seeds. The pumpkin plants are volunteers from last year and only have flowers on them thus far.<br><br>
My last name isn't actually anything lunar <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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I had the same thing (or so I thought) last year. Turns out it was hubbard squash, not crookneck at all. Guess the seeds were mislabeled. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I had the same thing (or so I thought) last year. Turns out it was hubbard squash, not crookneck at all. Guess the seeds were mislabeled. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"></div>
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Going by shape alone it could be a delicata, banana squash, or spaghetti squash. I guess I won't know until it gets some color? other than green?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Going by shape alone it could be a delicata, banana squash, or spaghetti squash. I guess I won't know until it gets some color? other than green?</div>
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That's what I was thinking last year, but hubbards stay green! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I had never even seen one. Finally I asked my grandma what she thought of it, and she knew right away that they were hubbards!
 
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