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honey bear squash....size

Posted by Mindyw3 5 (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 9, 12 at 21:55

So unless the flavor wows me i dont know that id grow these again. The plants are tidy, grew and bloomed quickly. First fruitset on one plant and all other fruit and blossoms have since aborted. The first fruit is about softball size. I expected small but not THAT small. So doing the math i wont get very many fruit off this plant. The second plant set two fruit, same day for both, and one is maybe baseball size and one is tiny!!! And they have already begun to ripen!!!! Of course all other blossoms are aborting. Im a little dissappointed. : (. Anyone one else have experience with this variety?


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RE: honey bear squash....size

Have you tried hand pollinating? I just don't get enough pollinators here for my squash/melons and any that I don't manually pollinate abort.


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RE: honey bear squash....size

Karlie: i always hand pollinate, but the last couple i did grew a while and then aborted and now the flowers themselves are aborting before blooming.


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Ripe squash in zone 5? When did you plant them? Also keep in mind it is only June there is a lot of growing season left. As the plants get bigger they will support more fruit. Don't count your chickens before they've hatched.


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Weirdtrev: here are some picks of them. All three appear to be ripening, only one at any kind of decent size, even for a small squash.


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Never heard of honey bear squash. Looks kind of like acorn squash. How do you hand pollinate? People tell me that w/ squashes but I never tried it. I have zucchini squash growing. That is my only squash family plant growing. Should I be hand pollinating it?


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RE: honey bear squash....size

Lizbeth: it is an acorn squash variety. You only need to hand pollinate if you are getting plenty of blossoms but no or few fruit.


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