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Post  shannon1 on 4/16/2011, 6:18 am

Do cucs and summer squash and if they do does it effect this years crop or only next year's seeds?
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Post  camprn on 4/16/2011, 7:46 am

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'A common misconception is that squash, melons, and cucumbers will cross-pollinate.This is not true; the female flowers of each can be fertilized only by pollen from that same species. Varieties within each species, however, will cross-pollinate.'
Read about it here ~~~> http://vric.ucdavis.edu/pdf/squashsm.pdf

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Post  shannon1 on 4/18/2011, 12:42 am

Thanks for clearing that up as my neighbor swears it happened to her DH garden years ago now I can just let the bees do the work.
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Post  acara on 4/18/2011, 8:15 am

My personal opinion, is that a lot of these "crossbreeding" horror stories circulated from poor seed quality years ago.

It used to be that anyone could (and did) sell seeds, with little no controls/certifications. Many times the original growers didn't take the time to properly "fix" (breed true for 8 sucessive generations) hybrids and simply rushed stuff out to market as soon as they got a trait they liked.

Additionally, improvements and cost-reductions in commercial hydroponic cloning have made it possible to bring reliable "fixed" varieties to market much sooner, without all the genetic variation.

Without going into a lot of gory detail, the first generation offspring (F1) usually generates the best/strongest traits of a plant, so folks would collect the seed from that generation, often without "fixing" the variety/trait (can take 3-6 years, or longer, depending on the plant). The problem is, the next generation (F2) is typically the generation that produces the most variety in traits ..... so folk got a big surprise.

Nowadays, with all the cerification of seed & seed providers, I think your chances of experiencing "crossbreeing-surprise" are much lower (unless you collect your seed yourself) .... both from the quality of the seed stock and the improvements in technique.

But again ...just my $.02
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Post  shannon1 on 4/19/2011, 12:15 am

Thanks for the info. I was planning on saving some of my own seeds this year that was one the sorces of my consern. I have so many seeds left though I have reconsidered saving any more til next year. I always wondered what the F numbers ment.
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