The next grow update: first, a question for Joseph Lofthouse How long do your maximoss squash take to fully mature and detach from the vine? The first two squash to set have already done this for me (Friday 31 August), which would mean 96 days from seed to maturity, which is pretty short for squash in my experience. Is this typical in your fields?
Second, none of the moschata squash I planted for comparison amidst the maximoss set fruit. I suspect this means maximoss can't pollinate moschata, and the plants were just swamped with maximoss pollen.
On the other hand, it looks like the maxima I planted set a couple of fruit--they look like small versions of Carol Deppe Sweet Meat (seed the only fruit of her seed that survived in my garden last time I planted. Maxima don't generally survive here.) However, there is one fruit in your pic of maximoss that looks similar (grey round on the lower left) so it may be that. Not sure how to tell.
In general, the maximoss set so much fruit that I am pretty sure they are self-fertile.
Maximos don't almost did male flowers but moschamax was more male fertile.It may a reason.I have grow moschamax and maximoss beside. I will see what it will arrived when i will sow again the maximoss seeds.
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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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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