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Summer Squash turning yellow

Posted by bobosaur none (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 27, 13 at 16:42


I have few summer squash about 5-7 inches long

One of them start turning yellow.
Does it mean is time to harvest?

When I press on it the yellow part is not firm.
While when I press on the green part is very hard and firm.

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RE: Summer Squash turning yellow

I'm not an expert IME I would say that it's a pollination problem

RE: Summer Squash turning yellow

So does that mean the one with round end are pollinated properly?

RE: Summer Squash turning yellow

I don't think there are various kinds of pollination, good, bad etc.
My guess (just guess) is that the seed had been crossed. So it has traces of two kinds of squash in it. If it is HYBRID, it has not been fully established. I can see that the two squashes on the vine even have different shapes and the one you've picked has yet another shape.

But the bottom line is getting fruit that taste good. I would not care what shape or color it is.

RE: Summer Squash turning yellow

The one with the round end is good.

The other may be incompletely pollinated, but whatever the reason it was starting to rot on the yellow end.

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