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caroletreecaroletree North East HantsPosts: 15
Hi all,
I've been busy this year experimenting with growing different lockdown veg for the first time.  A friend gave me a courgette plant a few weeks ago;  this is it, but it's not a courgette  :D 
does anyone know what it may be and how big it may grow?  
Many thanks

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  • It looks similar to a Patti Pan squash  :)
  • GearóidGearóid EnglandPosts: 183
    It's a patty pan squash. Looks ready for picking now. 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,318
    Gearóid said:
    It's a patty pan squash. Looks ready for picking now. 
    Absolutely agree. Love them. 😋 
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  • caroletreecaroletree North East HantsPosts: 15
    That's a nice surprise  :D  
    I'm guessing I should have picked the larger one a while ago then?  but I thought they were yellow when ripe and mine is bulbous rather than scalloped at the edges.  But that's great, thank you, I'll pick it  :o
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,318
    Pattypans are pale green when they’re ready to pick and eat … I like to use them when they’re just a bit bigger than the palm of my hand, but you can leave them to grow a bit bigger if you want … a bit like courgettes growing into marrows.  And if they’ve got too big they make great chutney. 😋 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • caroletreecaroletree North East HantsPosts: 15
    Thank you @Dovefromabove that’s good to know, and to @Gearóid and @philippasmith2 for your help.
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