I have one! After Gladys, the butternut that wasn’t; we have a cobnut.
This is a cobnut squash, and it is growing up rather than out. I did this purely because I didn’t want slimers eat them. I did this with Gladys too; with less success.
I counted about 8 fruits, at varying stages of development. The one above; I very nearly missed. I only went into the foliage to double check.
A lovely surprise; as this is a squash that has been largely ignored. Didn’t think anything had been pollinated.
2 thoughts on “Birmingham butternut”
A very clever idea growing the squash up, and off the ground.
I have read that if you grow heavier veggies on framework, when they grow too heavy for the vine you can put a nylon stocking over the squash and tie the stocking to the framework thereby offering extra support. Viola.
Better sweeten up Moma and get your hands on her old nylons.
Hehehe, yes. A hammock, that you suspend beneath it 🙂
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