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Old August 24, 2017   #16
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Looks like a wonderful project and a great squash! I'd be interested in trying it too, when seed is available.

How many generations can you fit into a year for breeding?
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Ordered for next year, this year was just not working for me very well still. I think maybe Baker Creek, been a bit ago.

Okay, so you have more than one squash project going on, LOL!

I tend to like to trellis things - getting older and stooping and digging in the bushes is getting more difficult plus the neighbors get such a view, poor things!
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Looks like a wonderful project and a great squash! I'd be interested in trying it too, when seed is available.

How many generations can you fit into a year for breeding?
I'm on 2d generation this year. I could push 3 if I could manage to pollinate the 3d generation before frost then bring into heated greenhouse and LED that sucker, but I'll wait till next year I imagine.
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Ordered for next year, this year was just not working for me very well still. I think maybe Baker Creek, been a bit ago.

Okay, so you have more than one squash project going on, LOL!

I tend to like to trellis things - getting older and stooping and digging in the bushes is getting more difficult plus the neighbors get such a view, poor things!
Three squash at the moment. This one, a vining ball type (off Lemon), and a Butternut. Crossing F1 x F1 on the Butternut soon I hope.
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I know I would be interested in them if you get to the point of directly selling them. if so let me know. I will send you the cost and a sase, too.
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I know I would be interested in them if you get to the point of directly selling them. if so let me know. I will send you the cost and a sase, too.
I'm a cautious person. I know that I'll finish it and trial it for average of DTM in the field, production capability, and comparisons to other marketed yellow summer squash. I will certainly keep my YouTube channel subscribers and Tomatoville forum folks updated. Tomatoville is really the only forum I'm a member of. I think I've mentioned it before, but I'll certainly give away a bunch of seed at some point.
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Brent, I've been looking at some of your older videos, and you mention
that you also have a blog, which I would like to read.

Where is it?
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Brent, I've been looking at some of your older videos, and you mention
that you also have a blog, which I would like to read.

Where is it?
I deleted it. Not many following it and the migration to YouTube kind of made it obsolete.
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Oh, I guess I'll have to read it on the Wayback Machine.
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Oh, I guess I'll have to read it on the Wayback Machine.
Sorry. It was a traveling blog initially. It did have some gardening stuff. I share all I do so if you have questions, all you gotta do is ask.
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I'm curious about the parentage of Madison's squash.

What qualities did the original two parents have?
What was your aim? Have you achieved that, or did you modify it when you saw the results?

Did you add any additional parents or just carry on selfing or sib-crossing the results?
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I have some volunteers from overgrown / left behind cukes in my fall garden. I have kept just a few. The are real healthy and strong , better that the original that I grew in the spring. Ready to vine now.
Cucumbers do not appreciate the heat of summer down South. .
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Old August 26, 2017   #28
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I'm curious about the parentage of Madison's squash.

What qualities did the original two parents have?
What was your aim? Have you achieved that, or did you modify it when you saw the results?

Did you add any additional parents or just carry on selfing or sib-crossing the results?
There are numerous squash at play brought in for perceived traits--yellow, immature fruit eating (summer squash), dense flesh, small seed cavity/small seeds, smooth texture, bush habbit, and the precocious B gene. Had planted out about 100 or so plants on the final cross and found a solitary plant that met my ideal. Selfed from there. My original reason was to create something of my own honestly. And, to have fun. I have succeeded in having fun and a pretty good squash. Lol. I failed to achieve higher pest resistance, but it can't be perfect I imagine so I'm happy with it. I will tell you that acorn is in the mix of one of the two crossed F1 lines. And no, I didn't buy the F1s crossed.

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Old September 4, 2017   #29
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Been getting these beauties regularly now. I thought I'd share some pics of Madison's Cross. Mama is sauteing 'em right now. Mmmmmmm.
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Wow beautiful!
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