Stunting problem!

Short & fat - One of my zuchinni's stunted for some reason.
@webeishere (36353)
United States
July 1, 2010 4:30pm CST
This photo shows the first zuchinni to grow in my garden. It stayed this size for a couple of weeks. They are supposed to be longer than this but..... What can cause zuchinni to be stunted in this manner? Others I have look fine as far as length and diameter. Just this one is odd. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@alaskanray (4642)
• United States
1 Jul 10
Not every vegetable that grows in a garden is of uniform size and shape. The only reason we get such uniformity in the grocery store is because they weed out the ones that look odd. It's just part of the normal growth process. Personally, I think your "runt" zucchini looks cute.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 Jul 10
But I've grown them for 6 years. This is the first ever stunted one I had. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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• United States
1 Jul 10
Well, I'm sure it's still edible. lol...after all, it's what's on the inside that counts, right? lol
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@lilybug (21145)
• United States
1 Jul 10
This one was just destined to be short and fat I guess. I don't know why just that one zucchini ended up being stunted like that.
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@BarBaraPrz (25342)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
1 Jul 10
Needs viagra...
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 Jul 10
But then it would still be hard after cooking it. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@dragon54u (31638)
• United States
2 Jul 10
I might have the same problem. My runner beans are growing like crazy, 6 feet high if they weren't wrapped around their supports, but not a pod showing. I've never grown this type of green bean before but I think they should be producing something by now.
@Hatley (164226)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Jul 10
hi I have no idea but it still looks really healthy and I bet it well taste good too. We let some grow huge and I was a bit disappoined as they did not taste as flavorfull as those 'of ordinary size to me.my hubby liked them though. I do so miss gardening.
@peavey (16912)
• United States
2 Jul 10
I can't imagine what might have happened. I've never seen a zucchini grow (or stop growing) like that. I even did some research and haven't come up with anything that would affect one zucchini without affecting the others.