An Odd Vegetable

As Jeanne Nolan tended to our organic vegetable garden, she harvested a gourd-shaped crop. But we didn’t plant any squash or gourds.

“The first fruits are often misshapen,” Nolan said as she harvested a gourd-shaped zucchini.

As she continued to harvest zucchini, she came across another odd looking one.

Blossom end rot is not uncommon on the first plant,” Nolan said, adding it’s typical of most crops’ first fruit of the season.

Don’t be worried if your first few crops are oddly shaped or diseased. In addition to harvesting these zucchinis, we harvested a normal-shaped zucchini, and spotted several more normal zucchinis growing.