Total weight 423 lbs. I'd hate to try and guess what we would have ended up eith if we'd had a good growing year.
Names to go with the numbers on the second photo: 1/ Bush Banana 2/ Hopi Orange 3/ Texas Indian 4/ Slovenska Golica 5/ Tonda Padana 6/ Tonda Padana 7/ Black Futsu 8/ Muscade de Provence 9/ QA341 10/ Arikaga 11/ Guatemalan Blue Banana 12/ Tennessee Sweet Potato 13/ Zapalito Italiano 14/ Permelon 15/ Violina 16/ Calabeza de Castille 17/ Futsu Kurokawa 18/ Warsaw Buff 19/ Hokkaido Stella Blue
It's obvious that some of my seed is either crossed, or mixed. Since I have never grown any of these varieties before, I have no idea which is the correct shape,size, or colour for any of them. Tonda Padana has two distinct shapes and colorations, and each was on separate vines. Black Futsu isn't near as big as I think it is supposed to be, and I can't see where it would be called black. Arikaga is all different shaped, but I think that is just environmental response. Permelon, I have no idea of what it should be, but I have two colorations, and 3 shapes. But they are out of the garden, and waiting now. There will be seeds available for all of them, even the crosses/mistakes, once we figure out which end is up for the trading season, and get a chance to taste some of them at least. Cheers Dan & Val
Always pay it forward. grungysgarden.blogspot.com/ I am located about 10 miles. north of the Idaho panhandle and just below Kootenay Lake. The property lies in a small microclimate that gives me a zone 5/6 Canadian version or 6/7 US version. One acre of land at an elevation of 1770', just off the edge of a flood plain. Sandy loam soil, hot days and cool nights (55F).
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Post by mnjrutherford on Sept 13, 2009 7:10:23 GMT -5
Wow Dan, 400+ lbs of squashes on a BAD year? How blessed can a person get? I particularly like the looks of the Hopi Orange squashes. They would be beautiful carved in the Phillipino style (lightly striated in floral and geometric patterns, candle light shows off the carving). What is the flavor like? My oldest boy is already thinking of pumpkin pies! Don't suppose you could get a really big rubber band and send me one! ;D
Jo - A developing farmer based on Bible teachings. Diversity, research, and chemical independence are key. Our top soil is about 12 to 18 inches of depleted sandy loam. Under that is a layer of light colored clay. Our sons will soon have more information as they learn to dig deeper and deeper holes.
You are welcome. Can we interest you in some other varieties?
Thanks Val ! I still don't know. Perhaps a tasty one of good conservation ?
We also grew this year : -red kuri : the basic at home -butternut -trombolino d'Albenga -thelma sanders sweet potatoe : wow ! -lady godiva for seeds -rouge d'Etampes I've hand pollinated trombolino and lady godiva, not the others.
keen101 (Biolumo / Andrew B.): Looking for Goldini Zucchini again. Thinking of setting up my own seed shop for OSSI varieties in the future.
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gratefulseedsaver: I have Goldini seeds. email@example.com
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wilscase: Hello all. My name is Casey Wilson. I'
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wilscase: I'm a graduate student at Oregon State and have been working with populations segrgating for different color genes such as the B gene in Cucurbita. I'm curious if anyone has experience with crosses in Cucurbita maxima between grey blue types and orange?
Oct 18, 2022 21:33:14 GMT -5
wilscase: I have been backcrossing to the grey parent for 4 generations and have finally selfed the heterozygotes (for the Bmax gene) the populations have segregated for diffuse bicolor (pink/blue, orange green), blue green, blue, green, pink (salmon) and orange
Oct 18, 2022 21:36:29 GMT -5
wilscase: The genes involved are Bmax and bl. I have observed that Bmax is incompletely dominant to wild type (green). I have read that bl is incompletely recessive to Bl(wild type). I'm curious if anyone else has observed the behavior of Bmax in a grey/blue type
Oct 18, 2022 21:38:28 GMT -5
wilscase: It appears that bl and Bmax are interacting to produce different shades of salmon and pink.
Oct 18, 2022 21:38:52 GMT -5
wilscase: I'm also interested in any other color genetics, especially the relationships between B and L genes. In the right background these genes can dramatically increase Carotenoids (vitamin A)
Oct 18, 2022 21:40:09 GMT -5
wilscase: I have lots of germplasm and would love to exchange anything that people are interested in
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