I have no idea what caused these.
This is the orange cushaw winter squash I showed you the other day. I was digging sweet potatoes and realized it's stem was completely dried and shriveled. So I picked it. It's 15 inches long and weighs 9 pounds, 5.5 ounces.
As impressive as that is, this one is even more impressive.
|Cushaw growing in the strawberry bed. Potato fork is for size comparison|
This is my other cushaw, and it's 27 inches! I haven't weighed it yet, but will after I pick it. I'll leave it on the vine for as long as I can. It doesn't look like it's going to turn orange, but we'll cook it and eat it just the same.
I've had a number of baby cushaws start, but these are the only two that grew. At those sizes, however, I think I only need two!