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Q.I Planted Acorn Squash From 1 Golden Squash I Took Seeds From

Zone st paul mn 55105 | Anonymous added on September 13, 2022 | Answered

i have 1 green acorn, 15 white ones and 1 giant orange squash all from the same squash last season how could i end up with 3 differant colors ? plus i planted them june 9th 2021 and the stems are still healthy do i pick them or wait

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on September 21, 2022

Since you grew the plants from seeds, if it was a hybrid cultivar, you may be seeing some of the different parentage coming through.

This article should help on when to harvest:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/how-and-when-to-pick-acorn-squash.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/plants-from-produce-squash.htm

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