Interesting vegetable has appeared in the garden that I’ve not seen before. After sometime on the Internet I found out what it was. Thought it might be interesting to see if anyone else has seen this before so I’ll just leave the picture without information for now.
Clue, the seed did not originate from an identified package.
Right off the bat you are close. It originated from the previous garden but not from the compost. It actually is a hybrid Zucchini and Acorn Squash which were in the garden the year before. What I found interesting to learn is that when plants cross pollinate the genetic change occurs in the seed and is seen in the next generation. Because additional cross pollination this year the new seeds will not result in producing the same plant. I will say this combination has potential for tasty dishes.
ET, I can't remember if it was last year or the year before, but we ended up with a plant that was producing those. Initially we were excited thinking we had some random new vegetable that was going to be the new hit at every meal and gathering. Let me just say we were both disappointed. Wife tried to cook it several different ways and she can make just about anything taste good. It just wasn't. It has a weird taste and texture, and it's kind of dry. Good luck with it, It seems like it should work. Maybe you'll be more successful.
Thanks for sharing your experience as a sort of heads-up. I personally have never cared for Squash and Zucchini mainly by itself but when added to a soup combination surrounded by an array of flavors I don’t mind it one bit. Then the lady of the house makes a loaf that is more of an elongated cake now when Zucchini is used it’s quite nice. Having just tasted the fleshy part of the hybrid raw I actually preferred it over raw Zucchini. Now if a nice favorable dish can’t be constructed it will be a lesson learned for the future. The remaining frozen contents will be introduced to the compost bin where they will find another home usage.