[Market-farming] Squash problem in hoop

Etienne Goyer etienne at lejardinduvillage.ca
Thu Jun 12 05:26:20 EDT 2014


Jay, you'll have to share your trick.  How can you sell that many 
zucchinis?  :)

On 14-06-12 12:37 AM, Jay Sleichter via Market-farming wrote:
> Agreed Parthenon is a great variety for high tunnels, my only problem is
> they never last all season.  I pick for a long season, but I plant other
> plantings outside the tunnels. Other parthenocarpic varieties I have
> tried and also grow, Perfect Pick and Cavali ( a light green zucchini,
> good flavor and very crisp even raw). I have been growing the
> parthenocarpic varieties for 5 years now, even outside the tunnels and I
> am very happy with them and I don't have to worry about pollination all
> the time.
>
> This is Parthenon, I direct seeded these into a movable tunnel in early
> August and I was harvesting in 30 days.  There are 5 rows, 1 foot
> between plants about 150 plants in here.    Kinda tight, but you can
> really produce bunches of zucchini!
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> On Wednesday, June 11, 2014 11:18 AM, Etienne Goyer
> <etienne at lejardinduvillage.ca> wrote:
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> Parthenon, a parthenocarpic green zucchini, might be a solution for you
> guys.  The seeds are 4x the price of other hybrid, though.  It did work
> fine for me last season in a hoophouse.  Zucchini all season long from a
> single planting, with practically no reject.
>
>
> On 14-06-11 11:08 AM, Richard Robinson wrote:
>  > I would guess pollination. 8" is a little long, in my experience, for
> that, but I don't know Zephyr. I've seen that commonly at 3-6".
>  >
>  > I've had poor luck with unassisted pollination of zucchini in my hoop
> houses, despite their being next to the open sides. I'll be trying to
> help things along this year.
>  >
>  >    Richard Robinson
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>  >    Hopestill Farm
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>  >
>  > On 6/11/2014 at 11:05:57 AM, Ron McElwain wrote:
>  >> Just checking to see if I know what is going on or if I have a
> bigger problem
>  >> than I think.
>  >>
>  >> I have Zephyr squash in the hoop.  The ends of the fruit are rotting
> off when
>  >> the fruit is about 4-8" long.  The fruit are also mostly skinny.  My
> guess is
>  >> a pollination problem.  Am I correct or do I have a bigger problem?
>  >>
>  >> Ron McElwain
>  >> NW Missouri - Zone 5
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