Firstly, I went to my favourite nursery today.
I am living in curcubit hell.
The pumpkins have taken over the garden,
and are literally, climbing the walls.
This is ONE plant...and the photo
does not do it justice.
It covers a space of about 4 x 4 metres.
It has just started to set fruit,
after its astonishing rampage.
I thought it was a trombocini..
...but clearly it isn't.
Definitely, a Jap pumpkin.
Maybe a dwarf, Jap.
I think I planted some of those seeds.
If it is, the 'dwarf' must refer to the fruit,
not the vine!
Then there is this peachy fellow.
Lousy photo...but you get the idea.
I planted some Queensland Blues.
This is the right shape for a Queenie...
but the wrong colour.
These, I know, are pottimaron.
I grew these last year and loved them.
A small pumpkin with chestnut coloured flesh.
Very tasty - and they stored well.
I am thinking that maybe there has been
a bit of hanky-panky in the pumpkin patch.
Could the pottimaron
have consorted with
the Queensland blue
to create the offspring