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squash seeds

Posted by harleyhappy (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 5, 13 at 20:17

Hello Gardeners,

I have just ordered a mixed packet of summer squash seeds from the cooks garden, in one packet will come seeds for five varieties of squash: Pic N Pic, Black Beauty, Peter Pan, Ronde de Nice, and Sunburst. My question is, will I be able to tell from the appearance of the seeds which varieties they will yield?

Thank you very much! ~Harley

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RE: squash seeds

Hi Harley - I see you already got an answer to this question over on the Vegetable gardening forum and unfortunately the answer is no.

Unless the various varieties are color coded by the vendor they can't be identified unless you happen to have separate seed packs of each of those varieties to compare to. Even then there is no way to be sure as the seeds are so similar.

This is one reason why buying the mixed seed packets isn't always a good idea. :)


RE: squash seeds

Hi Dave,

Thanks for the reply. I guess I'm just a gambler and I don't mind trying some new varieties ; )

I was just hoping that I could find a way to give the Ronde de Nice a little extra space, since that plant might be a bit bigger. Oh well, wish me luck!

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