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These are the butternut quashes in the middle of August. There are two varieties. One has a white vein in a dark green leaf, the fruit being dark green. The other variety has a pale green leaf and a light green fruit. Sizes vary this time of the year, the young are only a few inches long whereas the older fruit are now about 12 inches.

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  • Posted: Sat. 17th August 2013 15:19

Re: Butternut squash, two varieties in mid August

Reply from Nicola

Wow these are great. Thanks for sharing!

  • Posted: Sat. 17th August 2013 16:27

Re: Re: Butternut squash, two varieties in mid August

Reply from Daphne Tompkins

Thanks, Nicola, this is my second year that I have grown butternuts, and I have still a lot to learn about these very rewarding plants. I cannot wait until the season ends to see how many are hidden underneath those leaves.

  • Posted: Mon. 19th August 2013 18:18

Re: Butternut squash, two varieties in mid August

Reply from Daphne Tompkins

It seems there are about 36 butternuts on the eight or so plants. I have begun to store them. Still leaving about a dozen on the plants, but tidied them up. Here is a view of a selection. The weights varied but exceeded seven and a half pounds in weight. The green variety are generally of a smaller size than the yellow ones, but seem very much sweeter, and have a deeper orange colour in their flesh.

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  • Posted: Mon. 30th September 2013 08:36