Butternut Squash Plants

Can Summer Squash and Butternut Squash Be Grown Close to Each Other

farmerdad added on March 1, 2011 | Answered

I wanted to know if summer squash and butternut squash are planted next to each other in the garden, will they cross-pollinate?Last year my wife and I grew some zucchini and yellow squash close together and we had some green-yellow squash and so on. They were very delicious, but we weren't sure about the butternut squash. Please help.  Thanks, farmerdad

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Answered on March 2, 2011

Two different types of squash can cross pollinate, but you would not see the effects of this until you planted the seeds from the fruit of the cross pollinated plant. The plants grown from the seeds of the cross pollinated plant would produce the results of that cross pollination.

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