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Tuesday, February 19, 2019 G. Kins Catinthehat, WA

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Squash flower looked big. Turns out it has eight sepals. Five is normal. This is a male flower, but if it was a female AG this would make quite a pumpkin. I've found sepals corresponds to ribs. And theoretically if the baby pumpkin had six more ribs (two extra ribs for each extra sepal... eight sepals equals 16 ribs, instead of the usual 10)... It could achieve an extra 60% larger weight. This is something competitive growers might want to pay attention to. This probably holds true for field kins melons, watermelons, and marrows.

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