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Black Futsu Squash (20-35 seeds) (SQ106) $3.00
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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: 20
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

95.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Brea
Location:
Royalston, MA, United States
Date:
July 10, 2015
          4.0
 
seedlings difficult to grow.
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Foliage is beautiful

What are the cons? Doesn't grow easily for me.

Review:

After 3 years of trying to grow these and having them die off, I finally found a way of making mini-greenhouses out of empty clear soda bottles (2 liters). This year, instead of using pellets and small starter pots, I used big soda bottles in which to grow these Black Futsu squashes....AND IT WORKED. THEY ALL LIVED and now are in my garden. They are some awesome looking plants, loaded with male/female blooms. 1. I cut the top 1/3rd of each bottle almost completely off, leaving a little plastic on to keep the top connected with the bottom so it could be flipped closed (like a greenhouse at night). I didn't want to be chasing after lids whenever the wind blew. 2. I used a sharp paring knife and SLOWLY put 4-5 holes in each bottle's bottom for drainage. 3. Each bottle was then filled about halfway or less with good potting soil, it was wetted down well and then I planted 2 seeds per bottle. I did this 4 wks before last spring frost & left the bottles outside on my deck.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
farmer
Location:
Canal Winchester, OH, United States
Date:
March 22, 2015
          4.0
 
Makes great Pie
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Very large production

What are the cons? Powder Mildew

Review:

First year trying Winter Squash. Got a winner here! From 3 plants kept 15 for winter, lasted 3 months in garage. Gave away about 12. Size range 1-8#. We had a bad year for pumpkin beetles, they ate at the stem and wall but did not seem to ruin the fruit/taste. We are going to plant more this year. Collected the seed.., sorry Bakers Creek Heirloom, will give that a try this year. THANK YOU BAKERS CREEK HEIRLOOM! P.S. I like the web site rating system.., please add it to the catalog and, put photo's on same page as description/name.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Annie
Location:
Kuala Lumpur, PR
Date:
October 6, 2014
          5.0
 
Futsu
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Yes

What are the cons? none

Review:

We have hot hot weather and rain rain rain, but seeing these grow warms the heart. I plucked one today and found out I had to wait for it to ripen. But there are others on the vine. I am so happy. They really can hide under the large leaves and nestle on the grass. So who says they can't grow them successfully don;t squat about squashes! lol

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

15 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Katkeeper
Location:
Lincoln, RI
Date:
August 18, 2014
          5.0
 
My favorite squash
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? shade-n-sun/ground-n-container

What are the cons? none

Review:

Great squash! Superior tasting, nutty flavor. I've grown in both the ground and in a 20 gallon (storage) container. Both times the plants flourished though the container yield was smaller. Only 2 squash but almost basketball sized. I start the seeds in early May indoors...in-ground by Memorial Day and harvest by Labor Day. Squash changes colors a bunch of times as it ripens. Will plant this one EVERY year!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

27 out of 27 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Angie
Location:
Montrose, CO
Date:
January 19, 2014
          5.0
 
Takes 1st place in flavor
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? In depth spicy flavor, Size.

What are the cons? Nothing!

Review:

I'm unsure why others have had a hard time growing this, but this is by far the best tasting pumpkin/squash you will ever try. I grow 6-10 new varieties every summer, last summer this one took the grand prize in everything. It's often times described as hazelnut in flavor, but I would take it a step further to say it even has hints of cinnamon, vanilla, and other spices. It's the ONLY pumpkin I can think of that upon boiling, then pureeing up in the blender, you do not have to add anything to make it taste like creamy heaven. We had two plants, and each put out 10-12 small pumpkins. Bear in mind, they are only suppose to reach 2-5 pounds in weight each. However, I find that PERFECT because none ever go to waste from being too large. We use these to make pumpkin spice lattes, risottos, sauces, and so much more. PLEASE GIVE THIS PUMPKIN/SQUASH A TRY!!!! You won't be disappointed. Just make sure it gets PLENTY of water, and a little bit of off and on shade throughout the day.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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