Thursday, July 24, 2008

Siamese Squash

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!

siamese squash

Although they were born of separate flowers ...

siamese squash

They share one stem!

siamese squash

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.

epcot farming

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!

epcot farming

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!

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At 12:29 AM , Blogger Tami said...

Somehow we missed this at Epcot.

At 10:34 AM , Blogger Goodboy Norman Featherstone said...

It was in the "land" exhibit.


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