Welcome to the vegetable freak show, featuring the Siamese Squash! This is no optical illusion friends. These two independent squash were actually fused together on the vine, forever connected in body and spirit!
Although they were born of separate flowers ...
They share one stem!
We also like to lovingly refer to this duet as the "squash king" in honor of the folklore of the rat king. We ate the squash king this past weekend, and it tasted just as delicious as a regular squash!
When we were at Epcot in May, we found that the friendly folks at Disney like to experiment with mutated squash too. They put ordinary pumpkins into mickey mouse shaped molds while they are still growing on the vine.
Once at full size, the pumpkins take the shape of the famous mouse! This pumpkin now owes Disney royalties for taking the shape of their most beloved and expensively copyrighted character!
Our squash king mutated on its own, but there are plastic vegetable molds you can purchase to mold squash into fun shapes. I think I might need one of these. That garden elf is just too cute!