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'Butternut' Squash

i have 2 dark green squash, about 13" in length and quite chunky. Before I came on holiday in late August a few yellow markings were appearing here and there. Any idea what they are? image

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,632

    Nothing like my butternuts or anything else I'm growing this year.   Did you sow them are they volunteers from the compost heap?

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • I planted 2 varieties, regular butternut but also some 'Tozer' (this the manufacturner) winter squash which were in plain wrapping with no picture. I think it must be them but I haven't been able to identify them anywhere.

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,632

    I suggest you raise them off the soil with a brick or some straw to stop them getting damp and rotting and also to let them ripen in the September sun.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 4,251

    Something as simple as rain drying on the surface of the plant can damage the skin, but unless it goes mushy or looks rotten then it's done no harm.?

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