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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:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 13
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

92.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 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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2 out of 3 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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2 out of 2 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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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Shy Ty
Location:
Kingman, KS, United States
Date:
July 30, 2016
          4.0
 
Great taste
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? the color and taste

What are the cons? takes alot of space

Review:

Okay, well ... I planted them as instructed, 4 seeds per mound, "I only put in one mound", I grew a beautiful plant, leaves 2' or more across, and the vines spread out about 30', up fences, and trees, truly a sight to see, plenty of flowers, but only about 4 squash developed before the problems hit, blossom rot hit 2 of the fruit before i could get it under control, but the other 2 grew and grew, then a bad case of blight took hold, i was unable to stop it, and it destroyed my giant plant, but not before i harvested 2 beautiful 10 - 14 lb. fruit. the pulp was sweet, and a wonderfully bright orange, i fried some up and it was delicious, the rest i put in the freezer for later. I don't think i will grow them again, the Kansas weather and it's extremes don't favor this plant but it was a wonderful experience, and glad i grew them this season. ....I don't know, i still have seeds left, i might change my mind, it really was a sight to behold, and tasted great.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
REDFISHCPA
Location:
Victoria, TX, United States
Date:
January 3, 2016
          5.0
 
Best tasting
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Large pumpkin squash

What are the cons? None

Review:

Grew this to make pumpkin pies and cheesecake. Used in a recipe from 1000 Best recipes cookbook and was such a hit even my nephews call to get the recipe. Best tasting squash we ever ate bar none!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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