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Black Futsu Squash (20-35 seeds) (SQ106) $3.00
BULK SEED 1 oz (SQ106C) $7.50

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Black Futsu Squash

         
 
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(C. moschata) 105 days Rare, black Japanese squash; the fruit is flattened, round and has heavy ribbing. Very unique and beautiful. The black fruit will turn a rich chestnut color in storage. Flesh is golden color and has the rich taste of hazelnuts. Fruits are 3-8 lbs. each, and vines give huge yields. Japanese, dark skinned, flattened; did excellent here. Popular with European market growers. Good insect resistance makes this a winner here!
 
Black Futsu Squash
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 26
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

96.2% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
EWAnoob
Location:
Spokane, WA, United States
Date:
February 24, 2016
          5.0
 
idiotproof
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? pest-resistant, store well

What are the cons? the skin is kinda weird maybe?

Review:

Grew these a while back as a total newbie gardener and they did fine. They were right next to a costata romanesco zucchini that got destroyed by little dark long pincer bugs, whatever those are called. They were all over the place, living in the stems and ruining the fruits. But the black futsu right next to it was just fine. I don't remember how long exactly I stored them between harvest and use, but I remember that it was several weeks and long enough that I was surprised when they were still good. The only downside, and it's pretty minor, is that the skin wrinkles such that if you try to bake them and scoop out the soft insides to use in recipes, you'll have trouble not getting some of the skin in there. nbd. I am ordering more to grow them again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
LazyGardener
Location:
Indianapolis, IN, United States
Date:
January 12, 2016
          5.0
 
Thrived when others didnt.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? survives squash borers

What are the cons? unsure of when to harvest

Review:

Gorgeous. Large differences in looks depending on when it is harvested. One could have a gorgeous table decoration with just these squash. Large, small, flattened, rounded, green, orange, and with or without blooming and everything in between. It is very lovely. I had planted my squashes too close to each other and ended up with some weak plants attacked by the squash borers...but not these ones! Healthy growth and no troubles with squash borers. Incredible. Survived several light frosts as well.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Megan
Location:
San Marcos, CA, United States
Date:
December 11, 2015
          5.0
 
Super productive
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? So many squash!

What are the cons? Hard to get seedlings going

Review:

This year I planted Black Futsu squash, Australian Butter squash, and Winter Luxury Pie pumpkins in the same area of the garden. At first the black futsu seedlings were the worst off - kept wilting, getting sunburned or eaten by bugs while the other two types were growing like crazy. So, I had to replant a few times. However, once they got going they just took off and ended up producing WAY more squash than the other types I grew. I only ever got 1 Luxury Pie and 2 Australian Butter, but I ended up with about 20 of these Black Futsu squashes from just 3 plants. They didn't stay dark green, but turned tan/orange on the vine. They have been keeping very well - I harvested them all summer long, used them as Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations, and am now enjoying them roasted & stuffed with sausage & rice, etc.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Rosey
Location:
York, PA, United States
Date:
November 25, 2015
          5.0
 
YES
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Delicious!

What are the cons? None

Review:

This squash is fantastic. It grew prolifically here, unaffected by bugs or disease. Mine turned orangey brown on the vine, maybe I should have picked them earlier. The flesh is rich and nutty, very firm. A little stringy but pureed fine. I actually had to add liquid, unlike every other squash ever. It makes a spectacular pie.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Katkeeper
Location:
Lincoln, RI, United States
Date:
October 3, 2015
          5.0
 
Holy Bumper Crop
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? So many fun color changes

What are the cons? none

Review:

I do not know if Baker Seeds will let me throw in another review of this squash ( see 2014 ), but I had had an amazing year here with these babies. I grew 4 kinds of winter squash this year and decided to throw a Black Futsu in my tomato bed this spring. Maybe all the conditions were just perfect this season, maybe it's because I have an underground irrigation network of 1' PVC pipes throughout that bed.....i don't know. I usually hope to get 5 or 6 good squash from a plant....but this year 37! Not a typo - 37 Black Futsu on 1 plant! The largest are the size of Honeydew Melon, smallest the size of a softball. This baby overwhelmed my whole tomato bed...taking up approx 200 sq ft. I love this squash ~ it is a 'must grow' for me every year. I don't know if BC will let me share a link, but here is a pic of my harvest (31), 6 still in the garden. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153597610759593&set=a.10150310901129593.354394.715464592&type=3&theater

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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