dpm0514 wrote:Hi everyone. Hope this is in the proper catagory. I need help in identifying g this. I planted zucchini last year, they reseeded themselves this year. To boost the soil, I had a few rotten pumpkins that I tossed in the soil, and l turned the soil several times late fall and early spring this year. I decided to let the zucchini grow when I saw it sprout. This is what I got. Did it cross pollinate and create some sort of zucchini pumpkin hybrid?
Frankly, it could be one of a few things.
1) If you grew the pumpkins yourself, then they could easily have cross-pollinated with your zucchini & the resulting seed given you the result. If you didn't grow the pumpkins (or any other type of winter squash), then this would be impossible.
2) If the zucchini you grew were hybrids, then the zucchini reseeds could be a combo of whatever the original parents were composed of.
3) This is simply a juvenile pumpkin that has sprouted from one of your turned-under rotten pumpkin seeds. Again, could be a part of whatever parents made up the original pumpkin variety you had, or could just be a young pumpkin that would have turned orange if allowed to mature longer on the vine.