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Candy Roaster - North Georgia
 
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Candy Roaster - North Georgia Squash (20-35 seeds) (SQ240) $3.00
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Candy Roaster - North Georgia Squash

         
 
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(C. maxima) 95 days Here is a smaller strain of Candy Roaster from northern Georgia. This type of squash is famous among the people of the Southeast. Pink, banana-shaped fruit have a blue tip and weigh around 10 lbs. Delicious, smooth orange flesh is perfect baked, fried and makes great pies; hard to find and quite beautiful.

 
Candy Roaster - North Georgia Squash
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 8
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Marie
Location:
Riverside, CA, United States
Date:
August 21, 2015
          4.0
 
Good despite rough start
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Huge squash, very attractive a

What are the cons? Vines died quickly

Review:

Our spring turned cool and cloudy just after starting seeds in peat cubes so germination was poor. Got enough to plant two hills and vines went wild, growing into neighbor's trees. Only four fruit set with lots of male blossoms and few female blossoms but fruit grew fast. Three were over 2 feet long, the fourth was 12 inches long. Lots of dry hot weather this summer interspersed with overcast mornings--not ideal weather for garden. Vines died early but squash ripened okay hanging from trees! I'll save seed and try next year again. Excellent sweet flesh that bakes up well with good texture. Froze cooked meat for future pies and quick breads. I'd recommend this variety.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Colchester CT
Location:
Colchester, CT, United States
Date:
June 25, 2015
          5.0
 
Wow
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Can take hot weather

What are the cons? none at this time

Review:

Very tolerant of both cold and hot temperatures and very vigorous growth. One tip for this variety: North Georgia Candy Roaster has leaves that look different from the other varieties grown along side it. The shape of the leaves are the same but have a different coloration from the others. A light green/grey color forms along the veins of the leaves. Do not let this worry you or misinterpret this as a disease or nutrient deficiency, it is simply a unique quirk of Georgia Candy Roaster and is part of its genetics. Definitely worth a try if you want a unique and delicious winter squash.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
DressDesigner
Location:
Jacksonville, FL
Date:
May 28, 2014
          5.0
 
Awesome
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Baked

What are the cons? None

Review:

This squash was fun to grow and to eat. Grew well here in north Florida. Just a few vine borers to dig out. My five year old had a blast watching the fruits get bigger. Two vines have produced 6 fruits. I'm sure they could have grown more, but I kept the vines compact as the summer heat set in. Tastes like butternut. The space the plants took up was worth it. I planted them in mid February and they took it from there with just some watering when the rain missed us.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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22 out of 22 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Lisa
Location:
Sm Town, ID
Date:
January 12, 2014
          5.0
 
Extremely hardy
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? wonderful baked!

What are the cons? none

Review:

I had about 4 of these plants. They were very productive and grew fast. I trellised them and occasionally the squash fell off the vine. They tasted great before they were ripe. The Candy Roaster held up to squash bugs, 100 degree plus heat. I love to bake the Candy Roaster then eat it like mashed potato. With this squash you dont need to put anything on it for flavor... it has it all! I canned some and it held up ok. I have also frozen the puree for later eating. I will be growing more of these!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
troy
Location:
columbia, PA
Date:
November 27, 2013
          5.0
 
candy roaster
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? taste, shape and fruit size

What are the cons? plant size

Review:

this was my first year growing these but absolutely not the last. when growing these make sure you give them PLENTY of room and start them early. what can i say about these well lets start with the great flavor we used what we got for making pumpkin rolls and next year i hope to have some for just eating on the table also. another thing i want to do is trying a few on a trellis i think hey might do well this way and take up less room on the ground

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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