Cape Cod, MA
What are the pros? Very prolific, sweet tasting
What are the cons? Susceptible to powdery mildew
I ordered this seed mostly because it had been preserved at Old Sturbridge Village, of which I am a huge fan. Residing in New England, I choose seeds preserved and grown here, as I believe I will have the most success. I also am intrigued to grow plants that my ancestors grew.So I chose this squash, and was so excited to try it! The plants were very prolific, grew several fruits per plant, and I also trellised them on bamboo poles. The fruits were about 3-4#, and looked just like the photo here. I was only able to harvest 2 squashes as the others were eaten by animals, rotted on the vine before I could harvest, or were threatened by powdery mildew. I was also happy this plant was advertised to have good disease resistance. Like most of my curcurbits, this finally succumbed to powdery mildew. It produced until the first frost. We ate it for Thanksgiving. Easy to peel, cut, and cook. Very sweet; highly recommend! Thanks Baker Creek for providing this butternut precursor! Will grow again!
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