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Boston Marrow Squash (20-35 seeds) (SQ221) $2.75
BULK SEED 1 oz (SQ221C) $8.00

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Boston Marrow Squash

         
 
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(C. maxima) 105 days Lovely 15-lb fruit are hubbard-shaped and a brilliant red-orange in color. This variety was first documented back to 1831 by Fearing Burr, the author of Field & Garden Vegetables of America. This variety was first mentioned being grown by Mr. J.M. Ives of Salem, MA. Mr.Ives had received seeds from a friend in Northampton, MA, who had obtained his seeds from a friend in Buffalo, NY. This variety came to be grown in the Buffalo area after a tribe of Native Americans traveled through the area and distributed seed. From this historic introduction, Boston Marrow soon became one of the most important commercial squashes for 150 years. As the 21st century approached, nearly every seed company had dropped this unique treasure. In 1881 D.M. Ferry's catalog said, "Very dry, fine-grained, and for sweetness and excellence, unsurpassed; a very popular variety in the Boston market." It has rich, orange flesh that won it a place in Slow Foods' "Ark of Taste" for having superior flavor and taste!
 
Boston Marrow Squash
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 15
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

93.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
JudyL
Location:
Brownwood, TX, United States
Date:
June 15, 2017
          5.0
 
Great Producer
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, easy to peel.

What are the cons? They do take up a lot of space

Review:

This is the first year I've grown these. They produced very well in central Texas. Loved that it was easy to peel and easy to slice. I've cooked it like a sweet potato casserole, made "fries" in an air fryer, with a little butter, cinnamon and sugar and they are a delicious treat. I've cut it into bite size chunks, tossed with a bit of olive oil and savory spices and roasted and it's wonderful. Love that they are easy to peel and easy to slice.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Naaki Biichn
Location:
Lubbock, TX, United States
Date:
January 29, 2017
          4.0
 
Stunning fruit
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful, huge squash

What are the cons? Very low productivity

Review:

I had three plants. They were HUGE. This variety requires a LOT of space. Growth was vigorous. Between the three plants, however, I got only two squash. But they were impressive. One was 14 pounds, the other 24 pounds. The squash are beautiful - STUNNING, really. Nothing says "Harvest" like one of these gigantic squash. I harvested the squash in September and ate them at Thanksgiving, so excellent storage qualities. The flesh is soft, fine, and orange, but not thick (like a pumpkin), and has a wonderful flavor. The skin is thin and has no discernible "rind". I've had this squash roasted, made into soup, and in a pie. All were great. The soup was especially good. An all-around excellent eating squash, especially if you are feeding an army. Cooked meat freezes well. The downsides to this squash are its large real estate requirements and its low productivity. It's definitely not for everybody. For the same space, you can grow much more productive squash.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Lisa S
Location:
Gilmer, TX, United States
Date:
October 7, 2016
          5.0
 
What a squash
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Huge size, drought tolerant

What are the cons? Difficult to germinate

Review:

I love this squash. We had too much rain and was too cool for too long in the spring so I had to sow the seed 3 times. Finally I was able to get 5 plants and 3 of those survived. I had numerous fruit on each one but all but 2 per plant rotted right off the vine before maturity. I did some research on that and that seems to be characteristic of this particular squash. No worries however because each plant ended up producing 3 and they all ranged from 12 - 38 lbs, more than enough squash. I didn't care for the texture of it roasted (it's a bit soft and watery) but it makes delicious soups and pies. I ended up canning it all and got 15 pints and 34 qts. It's a beautiful cantaloupe orange color too. I will grow these in my garden from now on!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
VermontRae
Location:
Lake Elmore, VT, United States
Date:
September 22, 2016
          5.0
 
LOVE growing this squash
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, pretty carefree!

What are the cons? None

Review:

This is our second year growing these orange monsters :D We start them inside early March, and transplant big seedlings in early May. They had a slow start but then took off! I even found a small one in early August, took a pic of it every 5 days or so, and in one month it grew to it's current harvested size of 20 pounds! We had a dry summer but I did not even water these. So fun to watch their progress. I had no problems with bug pests, but did get some powdery mildew late, but it didn't seem to affect them. I planted about 9 seedlings, they all grew crazy, and we harvested 12 squash, only 3 are small (10 pounds or less) the others are from 20 to 30 pounds each. I work in a restaurant so I am lucky to bring them to a commercial kitchen to deal with, my home kitchen is too small :D I made delicious pies from the flesh, and also muffins and quick breads. And am going to try soups this year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jay
Location:
Aptos, CA, United States
Date:
July 31, 2016
          5.0
 
Marrow Squash
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Fun, fast growing, good food!

What are the cons? The fake sets that die off

Review:

I LOVE to grow this squash. It is so fun to watch as the long vine grows 4 inches per day at times! Fun shapes..."you never know what your gonna get".... Great eating, lots of compact food. It also stores well for a long lasting food supply.My first squash was 34 lbs second was 28 lbs. This is my second season growing it and have about a 15 pounder on there right now!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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