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Squash from a dream, breed it, y'all!

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Adding to my list of cool permies things from dreams (Permaculture barter system from a dream, I want this... (serious hybridizing challenge!), Anti-deciduous Trees) I have a NEAT squash that wants to be bred!

I dreamed I was at a garden, the guy was a market gardener, and was selling a LOT of these. He called it "Pink Summer Squash." The squash plant naturally shaped itself almost perfectly rectangular, about 6 foot long, 4 foot wide, 3 foot tall. It looked like it had been trimmed like a hedge, it was so squared off. The blossoms and fruit were on the outside edges, easy to pick, top was where the plant photosynthesized. The blossoms were pink, and he sold them too for cooking.

The squash itself he was picking at about 8 inches long, still immature, as I saw no adult seeds, only hints of where they would be. It looked like a very straight yellow squash. The texture was heavier than a yellow squash, and drier, maybe halfway to butternut? The flavor of the raw one I ate was sweet, not sticky sweet, but definitely a good eating raw squash, he told me they cooked up almost as sweet as a sweet potato. The flavor was complex, fruity, aromatic and just wonderful.

I just bought a spiralizer, and have been having fun with it, in the dream I was thinking of how easy it would go through the machine, and how many cool things I wanted to do with it!

I need the plant breeders here to make this happen! They were EXCELLENT! And the guy in the dream told me he sold all he could grow, easily, and I see why. I'd have bought some. Actually, I'd have bought seeds for it, but I'm like that.

My quick and dirty sketch of them, pretend that's squash leaves, not boxwood :)

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