Is this normal squash growth?

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I took a look at my squash this morning and I can't believe how proliferative this one squash bunch is I've never seen this many bugs clustered together is this normal? Does anybody else have squash that grows like this?
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 21, 2016
    If you mean buds, no they should have been pinched back,as they will produce small fruit. Rule of thumb just like tomatoes is to pinch the over crowded flowers so that your crop sends out larger yield verses small fruit.

  • B Juliana Leo B Juliana Leo on May 21, 2016
    WOW, what you feeding it! LOL I've never seen this before, and I grow squash every season. Maybe pinching back is good... but as a word of caution. Check the vine, closest to the ground. IF you see like a residue coming from the stalk, it means you have the squash borer beetle. And the plant will soon die. HOW I fixed this, was to cut a Slit into the stalk...lengthwise...closest to the hole - if you see the Borer, pull it out with a Tweezer, and then pack dirt around it. This has saved many a plant from dying too soon. Squash borers seem to come around the same time the plant is the hardiest. The larvae is planted by a type of Fly, early on when the plant is just growing...and the larvae seems to grow with the plant. I know this was off subject, but with a plant doing this good...Be aware. Juliana

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    • B Juliana Leo B Juliana Leo on May 24, 2016
      forget that someone was trying to be so helpful, for a know it all.

  • Berniemcginty1950 Berniemcginty1950 on May 21, 2016
    I have grown lots of squash and have never seen one like this. As for as growing smaller squash because of this, personally, I like small squash and would let it grow and pick as soon as they mature to about 6 inches long. Let us know how many you have on this one.

  • Berniemcginty1950 Berniemcginty1950 on May 21, 2016
    I have grown lots of squash and have never seen one like this. As for as growing smaller squash because of this, personally, I like small squash and would let it grow and pick as soon as they mature to about 6 inches long. Let us know how many you have on this one.

  • Anna M.S. Anna M.S. on May 22, 2016
    I'm not a master gardener, and I have no idea why this has occurred. Your county extension service, or the agriculture department at a state university might help. What I'd almost give my eyeteeth for is a chance to let several of these clustered squash go to seed, carefully save them, then plant the seeds next year to see if you have a "new" type of squash.

  • Sunshine Sunshine on May 22, 2016
    I have 18 on mine 3 big and growing

  • Barbara C Barbara C on May 23, 2016
    I am a Master Gardener and have never seen this.

  • Delores Snellen Delores Snellen on May 23, 2016
    I would save the seeds from one of the squash and see if they grow like this next year

  • Anna M.S. Anna M.S. on May 23, 2016
    Barbara C, could this be an genetic mutation? Isn't this the way variations of plants are developed/discovered? Like variegated leaves or different colors of flowers?

  • Gina Gina on May 25, 2016
    Whatever you are feeding it must be awesome! I have seen flower clusters like this but never seen that many set fruit!

  • Brittany Brittany on Aug 29, 2021

    Same here! I've never seen before