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Sunshine Squash????

Posted by MissRumphius 4b (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 21, 14 at 16:01

This year, for the first time, I planted sunshine squash - a scarlet kabocha variety from Johnny's seeds. The catalog description is "vigorous short vines" and deep orange color. Well, I have vigorous vines all right but not short! In fact they are sprawling all over the garden and trying to climb the tomatoes. And while I have currently have a lot of baseball sized fruit they are pale yellow with dark green at the base. I think the seed must have been mis-labelled. I am hoping they actually are some variety of winter squash although they look much more like round summer squash at this point.
Any one have any ideas what I have?
Elaina


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RE: Sunshine Squash????

Looks like a Sunshine. Anything less than 10 feet is considered short. The red orange is their ripe color. It is a small squash.


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RE: Sunshine Squash????

I have some Sunshines that are further along. They are not small, but about 7 or 8 inches across and orange.


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RE: Sunshine Squash????

That is about right for a grown Sunshine. 4-6 lbs. which I consider small. 10 -20 lbs is medium. 30- 100 lbs large.


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Thanks for the response. I guess I wait and hope they turn orange.
Elaina


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RE: Sunshine Squash????

I had kabochas about two years ago. They're my favorite eating squash. Even in AZ, where the summer was much too hot for their liking, my kabocha tried to overtake the garden and yard. I'd say that ten feet for kabocha is pretty "short".


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