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Alan in Vermont
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Joined: Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:20 pm
Location: Northwest Vermont, Champlain Valley

I ran afoul of the mongrelizing of cucurbits that Jal mentions. Last year I had a bunch of really nice Prizewinner pumplins, some well over 100 lbs. I saved the seed from the biggest to try this year. I also had two other pumpkin varieties in the patch as well a several types of gourds.

I had a crop of the most diverse bunch of mongrels you could imagine. Not got really big, some were orange with dark green stripes and blotches, not a one could be identified as a Prizewinner.

I read how to hand pollinate just recently so mext year I am going to try getting true prizewinners to save seed from and may try crossing them with Big Max to see what I get from the marriage.

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