I've been saving squash seeds for a number of years now and had two plants this year which have really done well. One has the taste, size, shape, tenderness and color that I was looking for and the other seems nearly identical but with a green coloring. I was so impressed that I let one mature for seeds much earlier in the season than I normally do. The borers have started getting interested in it so I went ahead and harvested it a few days ago and cut it open last night. I was tickled to see not only lots of decent looking seeds but the meat of the squash looked good like a winter squash. Most of it went into the crock pot overnight on low heat and made a nice soup this morning. I just wanted to share that because I'm so happy to have my own strain of squash looking so promising. I plan to only plant seeds from that "prime" plant next year and hope to replicate those traits.
You're on your way to creating a new cultivar. The Warty Bill Ram sounds good. Most of our old varieties started out with people developing a strain that suited their soil, climate and taste. Thumbs up and an apple.
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