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Thursday, November 05, 2020 Pumpkin Picker (Orange Only) Western PA

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Both Squash on display. 993 on the left 1304 on the right.
The 1304 is out of the 1701 Jutras and is selfed. Unfortunately the 1304 had a small late season BES, I proactively sealed it up so I could get an official weight on it since it estimated 150lbs more then the state record at the time. It weighed just a shy under the chart. A very uniform shape and color true green squash. The roots system on this plant had the most aggressive rooting at the leaf nodes I have ever seen with a lot of leaf nodes throwing doubles and even triples out of just the bottom of the node. Every Squash I set on this plant had the longest stems I had ever seen with some being a foot long..... very aggressive plant, tough to manage at times.

The 993 is the 1252 Jutras crossed in the 1701 which grew my 1304. The 993 is a lower lying very wide squash and weighed lite to the chart. By the way I was taping this one I had it estimating right at the state record but it came in lite. I had good rooting at the leaf nodes on this plant but overall it was the exact opposite of the 1701 plant. Every vine on this thing was flimsy and layed down on its own, alot of side vines did not pop out till later in growth stages, even with extra nitrogen applied to the plant. I really can't believe this plant produced this fruit.
 



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