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    I will be growing cucumber - chinese slangen and a small white pickling variety whose name escapes me just now. Melons - petit gris de Rennes and a Polish watermelon whose name I can neither spell nor pronounce but the packet has a nice picture and my son was suitably impressed and desperate to grow it.
    Pumpkins - mostly winter squashes - Marina di Chioggia, Thai rai kaw tok, Kabocha, Black Futsu, shishi gatani, an acorn squash named Table Star and Waltham Butternut.
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    Cucumbers:
    Wautoma, Chinese Slangen, Crystal Apple/Lemon, the one Kings just calls Gherkin

    Summer squash:
    Eight Ball, Black Beauty, Yellow Scallop, Little Gem

    Winter squash:
    Honey Bear, Delicata, Crown Prince, Marina di Chioggia, Porcelain Doll, Queensland Blue,
    Golden Hubbard, Uchiki Kuri, Buttercup, the F2 of an Uchiki Kuri x Buttercup

    Oddities:
    Cucamelons, shark fin melon

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    Cucumbers: Socrates, Mini munch and Beth Alpha

    Squash: Uchiki Kuri, Sweet Lightning, Thelma Sanders, Festival and Yellow Scallop.

    Pumpkin: Jarrahdale (or Queensland Blue?), Flat White Boer, Rouge Vif d'Estampes If I can find the room I have some seed from an enormous (24 stone!) pumpkin to try

    Courgette: Tromba d'Albenga, Partenon and Romanesco.

    I shan't sow these (except a mini-much cuc) before April, as the plot isn't reliably frost-free until mid-May, and they grow big too quickly to stay on the greenhouse bench.
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    Afternoon,

    If i was to plant 1 or 2 "special" winter squash only, whats your favourite to grow?
    It's has to rate highly on the edibility scale and be productive

    I've currently planted;
    Courgette, both yellow and green
    Pumpkin, amazonka, mammoth and last years saved seeds from carved pumpkin (bought)
    Squash, Juana, crown prince as well as this internet collection

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    So my to grow list is:
    Courgette Rugosa friulana
    Courgette Trombetta d’albenga
    Patty pan pale green
    Winter squash Uchiki kuri
    Winter squash Burgess Buttercup
    Pumpkin Marina di chioggia
    Cucumber Crystal lemon
    Cucumber Tamra
    Watermelon Petite yellow
    I hope I can get the majority climbing or I’ll have no paths to walk on
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    Oooh i love growing cucurbits. Probably *ahem* grow too many tbh. Having a big grow out of my collection this year. All the odds and sods are getting sown in a big seed box clear out . Not til the end of the month or they'll have taken over the GH before the weather's good enough.

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    Courgette Rugosa friuliana
    Courgette Sunstripe f1
    Courgette Romanesco
    Courgette 'dark green' (haha)
    Courgette Golden Zuccini
    Courgette flowering strain, name eludes me

    Cucumber Miniature White
    Cucumber Richmond Apple
    Cucumber Crystal Lemon

    Gourd Serpente di Sicily

    Pumpkin Winter Luxury

    Melon Charentais
    Melon Chrysanthemum
    Melon Minnesota Midget
    Melon Snow Leopard f1

    Squash Black futsu
    Squash Butterbush
    Squash Burgess Buttercup
    Squash Delicata
    Squash Sweet Dumpling
    Squash Summer Crookneck
    Squash Tromboncino
    Squash Waltham Butternut

    Watermelon Blacktail Mountain
    Watermelon Champagne
    Watermelon Janosik
    Watermelon Siberian Lights

    Plus some stuff I'm getting in a swap with a friend

    I will NOT be growing pattypan squash...they've been rubbish all 7 years I've tried them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PepperMonster View Post
    Oooh i love growing cucurbits. Probably *ahem* grow too many tbh. Having a big grow out of my collection this year. All the odds and sods are getting sown in a big seed box clear out . Not til the end of the month or they'll have taken over the GH before the weather's good enough.

    Achocha Fat Baby

    Courgette Rugosa friuliana
    Courgette Sunstripe f1
    Courgette Romanesco
    Courgette 'dark green' (haha)
    Courgette Golden Zuccini
    Courgette flowering strain, name eludes me

    Cucumber Miniature White
    Cucumber Richmond Apple
    Cucumber Crystal Lemon

    Gourd Serpente di Sicily

    Pumpkin Winter Luxury

    Melon Charentais
    Melon Chrysanthemum
    Melon Minnesota Midget
    Melon Snow Leopard f1

    Squash Black futsu
    Squash Butterbush
    Squash Burgess Buttercup
    Squash Delicata
    Squash Sweet Dumpling
    Squash Summer Crookneck
    Squash Tromboncino
    Squash Waltham Butternut

    Watermelon Blacktail Mountain
    Watermelon Champagne
    Watermelon Janosik
    Watermelon Siberian Lights

    Plus some stuff I'm getting in a swap with a friend

    I will NOT be growing pattypan squash...they've been rubbish all 7 years I've tried them!
    I was going to try these!
    Has anyone had any success with pattypan squash?

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    Growing Cucamelons again this year. Looks like a grape sized watermelon. Tastes like cucumber spiced with lime. Five plants last year and I was giving them away by the bucket load.
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