Lots of good stuff!We planted our garden earlier than ever before this year.
My Hopi Black are also doing well. I've already planted mine out, but they are about the same size as yours. I really feel like this is going to be a great squash year. :)
I hope so! Glad to hear you have some growing. It's a little frightening to be the only person I know with these seeds! I'd hate to lose them from our seed base!
Yeah, I'm surprised you are too. I will try my best to save some pure seed and spread it around as best i can. I saw this variety once at our local fair once (sometime between 1999-2001). But i didn't know it was a rare squash back then.Perhaps you should consider donating some seeds to http://seeds.ca/ . I'm hoping to eventually donate seeds to my local seed libraries.
That's a good idea. I'm going to look into that!
Hello again Sheryl,Hope your squash are doing well. My Hopi Black are doing fantastic! Not sure if your interested or not, but apparently silver mottled leaves are apparently rare in Cucurbita Maxima. I could only find one reference to it online in a hard to obtain variety called "zuni". Since it's so rare in Maximas i'm curious if the two are actually the same variety. Whatever the case, i really do enjoy the color of the foliage in Hopi Black, and it seems to be handling our conditions quite well here. I don't think i will grow any other squash varieties from now on either, unless they are crosses with it.
I tried to Google "Zuni" squash and only got pages and pages of a Zuni squash necklace. lol! I don't know if they are the same or not. It is a different Indian tribe but they could have the same squash. I just don't know. I'd have to see the "Zuni" squash to tell you. I have three different ones growing, one from each family. I did plant one from the 4th family but they didn't come up. So I won't have crossing problems either. I have some Hopi pale gray seeds that I have not grown because they are also maximas. I need to find someone who wants to grow those and keep them pure (no other maximas within 500m) or bag/tie the blossoms.If anyone is interested, pls let me know.
Looking good! We planted 30 tomato plants this year, when we usually do about 6. Should be interesting! 'hugs from afar'
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