Triffid – or courgette?

Well, the comments consensus for the identity of the triffid was either a pumpkin or a watermelon. But I looked at it this morning and there are a few small fruits on it.

tiny courgette

I think this looks like a courgette after all! This is more or less actual size so it has some growing to do yet… if the slugs don’t take a fancy to it first.

Here’s another one:

another tiny courgette

4 Responses to Triffid – or courgette?

  1. Sally 30th August 2006 at 11:38 am #

    I believe courgette flowers are a big delicay Liz. Do you eat them?

  2. Terry Grant 30th August 2006 at 4:58 pm #

    I learn so much from reading blogs!

    I was unfamiliar with the word “courgette” so I googled and discovered it is what we call, in the US, zucchini or summer squash. Looks like it may be the bottle-shaped variety that turns yellow. That would be our summer squash. Saute with garlic and dill–yummy.

  3. lisette 31st August 2006 at 2:04 pm #

    wow what a shape. could it be a butternut pumpkin? (still hanging onto the pumpkin theory!)

  4. jenny 1st September 2006 at 8:02 pm #

    Hi Liz, mine are definatly pumpkin but yours I am thinking more of a courgette plant….I wonder?