As always happens when growing zucchini, or any summer squash really, several got away from me and they grew to small pumpkin size. They also looked mighty like pumpkins. Tonight I harvested a couple to make into zucchini bread, so they wouldn't be a total loss. They were very tough to cut into, and the interior kind of smelled like pumpkin. I looked online to find out how they were developed, with no such luck, although I did find out that they are an F1 hybrid. So even though I can't find anything on what went into making that particular F1 hybrid, I'm convinced in my own mind that a pumpkin is in there somewhere.
|These are going into the freezer|
Speaking of summer squash that got away- I have a couple of patty pan squashes on the vines that are huge, but it's okay; I'm saving them for seed. Patty pan are my favorite summer squash, and I like the green ones, not so much the yellow ones. These ones are called Flying Saucer, and if you want to see one, there are three in the picture in my last post at about seven o'clock in the colander.
Maybe I'll just stick to patty pan and skip the zucchini altogether.