Spaghetti Squash ????

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Date Photo Taken: June 11, 2011
Location: Conyers, GA
Posted By: Monica Walden


We have several volunteers in our garden this year. We believe they started from seed out of our compost pile.
I purchased this Spaghetti Squash plant but it’s producing a dark yellow vegetable with green stripes. Is this normal? I also have several volunteer spaghetti squash plants that is producing a very pale vegetable.
Could the over-crowding cause a cross-pollen.? Or are there several varieties of Spaghetti Squash?


  1. monica Unregistered says:

    Some follow up information….

    Last year we grew Spaghetti Squash, Zucchini and Crook Neck Squash, among the the traditional plants.
    Tomatoes, bell peppers, hot peppers, green beans and peas.
    We did not plant any type of melons or pumpkins.
    I’m guessing that if cross pollination did occurred
    it would be from the different types of Squash?????
    Please let me know what you think…..

    June 17th, 2011 at 9:54 am
  2. Deb Unregistered says:

    I think this happened to me too. I planted what I thought were spagetti squash seeds I saved from my veggies last year, this year, they are coming up looking similar to yours, with a few warts on them, and growing much faster than last years spagetti squash. I picked one the other day and cooked it up, it does appear to have the same strands like spagetti squash, just differently shaped. I also have planted this year acorn squash, butternut squash, zucchini, pumpkins, and gourds. I am going to do some more searching on line to see if it is cross polinated.

    July 14th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

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