What are the pros? productive,size,keeper,taste
What are the cons? be aware, they have long vines
I've grown these for several years, saving seed each time. They have out produced every other kind of winter squash I've grown. The fruit average 5 to 8 lbs. very nice for market as well as home use. The flesh is thick, deep orange and very tasty, sweet and nutty. Slowly turning a tan color, they usually store for about a year, though I had one keep for 2 years, it was still tasty. I got 60 fruit from 6 vines grown in a double dug bed with lots of organic compost. Drought resistant, I had some sprout on the edge of a forgotten dry compost heap, they received no water during a very hot California summer and still managed to produce 2 small fruit per vine, I was amazed to find them hidden in some dead weeds come fall. We do have problems with borers and squash bugs, they show reasonable resistance to bugs. Highly recommend these beauties.
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