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Old October 30, 2018   #1
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Default Tetsukabuto F1 X buttercup

Tormato, did you or anyone plant any of the Tetsukabuto F1 X buttercup I sent. If you did, how were they? I put out two plants and a gopher ate both of them.
Have some more seed so will try again next year.
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Tormato, did you or anyone plant any of the Tetsukabuto F1 X buttercup I sent. If you did, how were they? I put out two plants and a gopher ate both of them.
Have some more seed so will try again next year.


I didn't get to planting any, as I ran out of room, here. Then I ran out of time, by busting up ~500 square feet of sod (by hand) at a neighbors, to start her a garden. By the time I finished that, there was room, but it was then too late to plant.



I think I only gave out a few seeds, as they were not completely dry. Those and the (was it a blue?) pumpkin seeds started to get moldy while I was making up participants packages. So, I held off sending them out.
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I put in two plants of the Tetsukabuto F1 x buttercup. One plant had green squash-bottom right in the photo. The other plant grew the orange/green squash on the left. They were OK, but I think I will plant squash that I really like. Like Mooregold and Butternut.
I also had a plant of Blue Doll (F2 ?). It looks more like a Triamble type so think the seed must be crossed. For as big as they are, the meat is not very thick and just tastes OK.
1st photo-orange squash in center is a Moranga, Butternut upper right, Candy Roaster underneath.
2nd photo- Blue Dolls, small orange Gold Nuggets, Butternut.
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Are you saving seeds of them all?
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No, I didn't bag any blossoms and there were too many kinds that may have crossed.
I do have commercial seeds of Moranga and Candy Roaster- I think I may have sent a few to you last MMMM.
If there are some you think might be wanted I can bag flowers next summer. And I will be purchasing seeds for Mooregold.
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Tormato, did you or anyone plant any of the Tetsukabuto F1 X buttercup I sent. If you did, how were they? I put out two plants and a gopher ate both of them.
Have some more seed so will try again next year.
Funny coincidence. I found a rogue fruit when I was recently clearing weeds under the asparagus bed. Unfortunately it was rotted at the bottom. It looked to be a very dark orange/red flesh.

I grew MMMM seeds, but I don't remember them labeled as a buttercup cross.
They were dark and gold flecked like the pictures on Pinetree Seeds.
The vines were huge, but over half of the 10 fruits had holes on the bottom which I presume were animal borings. They also had rotten spots where they were sitting on the ground while buttercup had no rot. I gave the first few clean ones away and have two curing in an unused 61 degree bedroom.
I think they will be on the menu next week

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Would you know if I sent you Tetsukabuto F1 seed? I would label it as such.



And, if I sent Tetsukabuto F1 X Lofthouse buttercup (F1), well, the label would be something like that.
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Tormato, I used all the seeds, and I don't have any other swaps for squash. Sometimes I save the empty packet for labeling as I abbreviate a lot during the mad seed starting rush, sometimes I save one seed in a packet for future comparisons. Quite a task to find an empty packet, and no luck so far. I am sure this wasn't a Lofthouse cross. Sometimes I wander over to his other posting site and see what he has come up with. Wild stuff!


I finished the other half of my single fruit last night. I would give ++ preference to grow it again based on taste if it were not so attractive to getting eaten by critters or rotting. Neither problems happened to the adjoining Butternut pollinator. I'll look for a few pics that show the inside.


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