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Boston Marrow Squash (20-35 seeds) (SQ221) $2.75
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Boston Marrow Squash

         
 
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(C. maxima) 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: 7
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

85.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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17 out of 17 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Tad J.
Location:
Woodland, WA
Date:
September 24, 2013
          5.0
 
One of the best
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Tastes Wonderful

What are the cons? Thin skin

Review:

I grew 8 different types of winter squash this year and this one was one of our favorites. Beautiful, prolific and extremely sweet. Not grainy at all. Very good squash to grow in the Pacific Northwest. Our largest fruit was 22 pounds (that is on only 8-9 hours of direct sun a day and night time temps rarely above 65). Harvest only after mature fruits have turned orange, the stem starts to turn yellow and the squash is hollow (gently pat). This has to be one of my all time favorite squash to eat. Don't pass this one up! It will remain a staple in my garden for years to come.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Tad J. 24 Sep 2013

5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
fletch63
Location:
deposit, NY
Date:
August 24, 2013
          5.0
 
Superb for my area
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? great taste, very prolific

What are the cons? I have found no dislikes

Review:

I grew 3 plants and got enough for my family and had a bunch left to sell great variety for NY

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By fletch63 24 Aug 2013

11 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
CO Independent
Date:
September 9, 2012
          5.0
 
Great Squash
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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Review:

Big, gorgeous fruit - 15-25 lbs apiece, up to 4/plant, staggered ripenening. Plants set and drop some small fruit, keep and mature big ones. Not an overly big vine for such big squash - less than 15' long. Hottest summer in decades in Colorado didn't bother them. Squirrels, grasshoppers, birds and dogs didn't bother them. Baked and processed the one that cracked when it fell off the fence; dry, sweet, thick walls, seeds easy to clean and made good pepinos. Excellent dry flavorful flesh. The rest are in storage or still on the vine 1st week of September. Will plant again, very impressed; hope it will tolerate slightly cooler summers.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By CO Independent 9 Sep 2012

7 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Constant_Gardner
Date:
September 25, 2010
          4.0
 
These aren't for the South
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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Being from up North and loving large winter squash, I tried these. Planted 6 plants, harvested 2 mature squash, 11 and 15 lbs. Lots of buds, some small fruit. The heat and borers got the best of them. I grew them in partial shade. Had to steam, puree & freeze them quickly - the stem area started to rot within weeks of harvest. Waiting until cool enough for pies and pumpkin bread. Don't try to grow c. maxima in the South - it is an unprofitable war; go for smaller borer resistant varieties.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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By Constant_Gardner 25 Sep 2010

6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Unknown
Date:
December 29, 2009
          5.0
 
Size
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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Review:

I have found these grow typically 16 to 20kg, in good well manuered ground.

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By Unknown 29 Dec 2009

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