Monday, 21 January 2008

Look out Granny Smith!

Last year I grew a yellow zucchini in the vegetable garden as well as the normal green ones. This year, where that plant was, a number of seedling zucchinis have come up and started to fruit.

As you can see, they obviously have an identity problem.

Am I green? Am I yellow?

Now, the story goes that the Granny Smith apple was a chance find as well (Full Story) but somehow I can't see Old Codger Kennedy's zucchinis storming the culinary world.

They will come in handy for Australia Day on Saturday, what with the national colours being green and gold.

And perhaps I should use some to make a Mock Apple Pie for Richard. It is not a great recipe but I think he is amused that you can actually use zucchini to make an imitation apple pie.

It reminds me of Dr Samuel Johnson who, when asked about a female preacher, said that "a woman preaching is like a dog walking on its hind legs; it's not done well but you don't expect to see it done at all".


  1. Brazil might like your new vegie too for the same reasons. Welcome to Darwinism!

  2. I definitely think there is at least an international market for them... go for Brazil... or Canadian Province - Saskatachewan, Mauritania... lots of countries are partial to green and yellow! lol

    I grew green bell peppers once and if i waited too long to harvest they turned red... any chance??? lol

  3. I once grew a squmpkin but it didn't taste as good as either of its parents. I read that green bell peppers were unripe red ones...

  4. Frankenfood! run for the hills!

  5. I could go for some fresh zucchini right now...any color will do.

  6. I like the fact that nature makes no distinction regarding colour- a Zucchini is a Zucchini!

  7. maybe it Should be the national vegetable.

  8. Apples mostly don't grow true from seed, but revert to ancestral flavors - generally becoming what, in the US, used to be known as "spittin' apples." Our national hero, Johnny Appleseed, wasn't planting seeds so children could have their healthy "apple a day" - he was planting apples for cider, the most important ingredient for home grown alcohol in those days. Hard cider is best made from bitter and tart apples, with raisins and molasses added for yeast bacteria and sugar.

    I know. Far more than you wanted to know, sigh.


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