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Hollar Seeds' Cynthia A. Meyer IDs mystery plant as Koshare spoon gourd - maybe
Sage of Sycamore Springs suggests one answer to Frances Salyers' question
About: Frances Salyers wants help with ID of volunteer plant
By Cynthia A. Meyer
Honestly, and truthfully I could not find anything that looks exactly like the plant in question in any of my seed catalogs.
The closest I could find is a Koshare spoon gourd. They seem to produce green gourds with yellow bands, but have longer necks than the item in question.
Granted, this one may not be done growing, and has not acquired its long neck yet.
Then again it just might be a new hybrid variety of squash or gourd developed by the Salyers. (If so it might be a good idea to save the seeds from this plant for future experiments.)
One wonders what was planted in the area the volunteer popped up in years prior. Was there a gourd variety pack planted? Or is it a place where squash tend to be grown year after year?
What were the educated guesses from our friends at the local Farmers Market or Garden Club?
- Cynthia A. Meyer
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