Monday, 23 August 2010

Summer Crookneck Squash

I had nearly given up on our 'Summer Crookneck' squash - one of the plants was producing tons of tiny fruits that rotted at just a couple of inches long, and the other hadn't shown any sign of even thinking about flowering. But somehow ignoring them for a couple of weeks seems to have done the trick.

I'm not sure I can bear to eat it - I think it's beautiful! Good job we've got a dozen more, and still more coming! This has obviously reached 'squash' stage - the skin is thick and hard - but we ate a smaller, more tender one today just like a courgette. And the best thing is, these have become useful just as the regular courgettes have started to dry up. Hurrah!

4 comments:

Green Lane Allotments said...

It looks like a bird!

Amy said...

It looks great! Where did you get the seeds from? I think I'll give it a whirl next year.

Hope you're enjoying your new found freedom.

Nome said...

Thanks Amy! The seeds came from realseeds.co.uk

tathan said...

WOW!!!! that looks so cool. :D

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