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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) 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: 11
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

90.9% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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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

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

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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3 out of 3 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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21 out of 24 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
beluga
Location:
friday harbor, WA
Date:
December 17, 2014
          5.0
 
best in show
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? huge and tasty

What are the cons? too huge for for 2 people

Review:

I had 4 squashes from my one plant. One of them was over 40 pounds and won best in show in the squash division of our County Fair. The other three were at least 10 pounds each. and yet...and yet...sad to say, I won't grow it again because despite its great taste it's too hard for a retired couple to deal with squashes this size in the kitchen.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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44 out of 46 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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