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Butternut Rogosa Violina "Gioia" Squash (20-35 seeds) (SQ153) $2.75

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Butternut Rogosa Violina "Gioia" Squash

         
 
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(C. moschata) 100 days An Italian Butternut-type squash, these have a violin shape and wrinkled tan skin. The flesh is deep orange and sweet, perfect for desserts, roasting, stuffing and baking. Good for marketing.
 
Butternut Rogosa Violina "Gioia" Squash
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 26
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

96.2% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
DesertDeb
Location:
Victorville, CA, United States
Date:
November 23, 2016
          5.0
 
Grew well in CA desert
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Small seed cavities, large

What are the cons? Powdery Mildew

Review:

I grew this with the Greek Sweet Red for comparison. While the fruits were larger than the Greeks, it produced fewer fruits per plant and less overall. This plant grows easily and the stem from the fruit is strong, I never had to sling these fruits and some of them hung 5 feet from the ground, even at 8 pounds. Didn't bat an eyelash at our 2 month long 115 degree "end of summer heat wave" as long as I kept them watered and mulched. The fruit is large, and the seed cavity is small in comparison to its size; in other words, one fruit is feeding a family of 5 and you're pureeing the left-overs for butternut squash pie or biscuits. I prefer the Rogosa for savory recipes, like gnocci or bisquits, and the Greek Sweet red for desserts like pie or sweet breads. Both make a fantastic soup. I was able to store these for at least 4 months after harvest. Grow this variety for great taste, fairly good yields, and filling meals. Although it got powdery mildew, the plants grew back and produced.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
G
Location:
Bath, PA, United States
Date:
November 21, 2016
          2.0
 
No luck.
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 1.5
 

What are the pros? Very large

What are the cons? The squash was not sweet.

Review:

I had a problem with this squash. We only got three squash from three plants. The squash would start to grow but would rot when they were 6 to 10 inches long.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Rivenmyst
Location:
Vernon, CT, United States
Date:
September 18, 2016
          5.0
 
Beyond Compare
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Energetic producer, delicious

What are the cons? i only planted two :(

Review:

Everything happens for a reason. Both online and store were out of the one I wanted. This one looked interesting so I purchased a substitute and stuck two seeds into opposite sides of my raised bed garden. The vines were attractive and well behaved until they discovered the trellis. They totally exploded. My family jokingly called them "the peanut vine". The largest "peanut" measured a whopping 20 inches and weighed almost 10 pounds. Smallest is 17 inches, 7-3/4 pounds. So far 6 fruit total, picked the first one mid-July. I still have 2 more coming. We ate one over two meals: first half was made into a side of roasted squash with a touch of cinnamon and maple syrup. Made the other half into roasted apple-butternut bisque today. Kept well in the fridge. The others are curing in our basement. Will see how well they keep. So far -- Fantastic. Will be planting this one next year for certain. Sorry, Waltam, this Bambina has you beat!!!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Benjamin
Location:
Hilo, HI, United States
Date:
September 9, 2016
          5.0
 
Simply The Best Winter Squash
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Fast, hardy, large, delicious!

What are the cons? Powdery mildew

Review:

I've tried growing many varieties of winter squash on Hawaii Island and this is quite possibly the best. Even with all the young fruits we lost to pickle worm and melon fly, our single plant has set 12 nice-sized squash and it's staring to make more! just picked our first squash only 78 days after planting and it is divine; such complex, rich, nutty flavor and smooth flesh. Oh, and the stem-end of the fruit was just as large as the blossom-end! Have experienced powdery mildew as with most heirlooms ("Seminole" being an exception), but this plant is putting up a fight as well as new leaves. It'll be interesting to see how long this plant can grow here! Will definitely be planting more of this variety for personal use and local marketing.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Darryl
Location:
Platina, CA, United States
Date:
September 8, 2016
          5.0
 
Darryl
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Large, sweet, smooth texture

What are the cons? none

Review:

I live in the northern part of CA in Shasta County at about 2300 ft. elevation. Short hot summers. Winter squash has been a bit of a dissappointment, but this squash was a very pleasant surprise in my garden. Matured in about 90 days, extra large, smooth sweet texture. Superior to Waltham in virtually every way. Definitely growing next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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