Gardening Know How Questions & Answers - https://questions.gardeningknowhow.com

Mystery Squash/Zucchini

I have a plant growing in my garden that I did not plant. I think it came from a pack of bird seed. When I first saw it, I thought it was a courgette, but then it started trailing along the ground and now has climbed up my fence. It is very big and has big yellow flowers and a round fruit, but the flowers keep dying and then the ‘fruit’ rots and drops off when it gets to the size of a golf ball. Do you have any ideas?


1 Comment (Open | Close)

1 Comment To "Mystery Squash/Zucchini"

#1 Comment By Nikki On 08/28/2011 @ 10:48 am

It is most likely a pumpkin. They frequently become volunteer plants due to their use at Halloween. The birds eat the discarded seeds from the trash and sometimes drop them as they are flying or a pumpkin ends up in the compost pile and a seed survives and is “planted” when the compost is spread. The fruit rotting and dropping off is likely due to poor pollination.


Article printed from Gardening Know How Questions & Answers: https://questions.gardeningknowhow.com

URL to article: https://questions.gardeningknowhow.com/mystery-squashzucchini/

Have any questions about this topic? Visit us at https://questions.gardeningknowhow.com to ask your questions and get friendly answers from gardening experts.

You can also find us at:
'Like' us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gardeningknowhow
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/gardenknowhow - @gardenknowhow
Follow us on Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/gardenknowhow/

Copyright © 2019 Gardening Know How Questions & Answers. All rights reserved.