Rare Yervian c.Pepo squash soaking up the rains

Yervian C.Pepo, Armenia

Yervian C. Pepo, Armenia

Yervian c.Pepo, Armenia

Well after 10-15 years of drought in the area, it is now the rainiest season in years. This well timed ultra rare squash from Armenia burst through it’s protective paper bag as it absorbed the gorgeous rain. I use brown (8 lb) lunch bags to shield against the “double whammy” of Pickle worm and the tropical Melon (Fruit)fly.

2 thoughts on “Rare Yervian c.Pepo squash soaking up the rains

    1. I hand pollinate, by taping blooms shut the afternoon prior, and hand pollinate, following with a retaping shut the bloom. With the bloom closed, place the fruit in a brown lunch bag. The bag is then folded around the stem to keep fruit flies out

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