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Desi Summer Squash
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Desi Summer Squash (20 seeds) (SSQ143) $3.00
BULK SEED 1 oz (SSQ143C) $9.00

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Desi Summer Squash

         
 
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The Desi summer squash was one of the most incredible discoveries of 2015! We grew these out at the Baker Creek Trial Garden and were extremely impressed by how quickly the small bush-type plants started to flower and produce loads of yummy squash. In taste tests in the Baker Creek restaurant, guests overwhelmingly appreciated the nutty rich flavor of this summer squash that is a hit in India. It produces loads of round-baseball-size fruits that are great to use as you would any zucchini! A really amazing vegetable and so easy to grow. One of Joseph Simcox’s favorite summer squash finds in years!
 
Desi Summer Squash
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 14
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5

92.9% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
oaknelm
Location:
Southern, VT, United States
Date:
December 12, 2016
          4.0
 
Very early and prolific
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? So early and prolific

What are the cons? taste is okay but bland

Review:

I will probably grow one plant of this squash each year because it produces so much earlier than our favorite varieties. It is also extremely productive, so I dried lots of it and had plenty to give away. Flavor wise it tasted fine, but was unremarkable and somewhat bland. Our favorite summer squash so far are Rugosa Friulana and Zephyr. This would be a good variety for new gardeners, schools, and children to grow as it is exceptionally easy and produces so many cute little white balls.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

21 out of 22 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Ozark Garden
Location:
Cherokee Village, AR, United States
Date:
December 9, 2016
          5.0
 
You Must Try Desi Squash
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Early, Healthy, Strong

What are the cons? None!

Review:

Other varieties won't last, but Desi Squash solved our problems. Desi Squash flourished in heavy Spring Rain, laughed at the Heat/Drought, and we only saw 1 confused Squash Bug looking at our Cucumbers instead. We planted 10 Desi Squash on May 1st. We started picking 45 days later. We kept picking every 3-5 Days. Our last picking was November 18th due to frost. 10 plants produced 100 Squash. Pick them when they are around the size of a tennis ball, baseball, or size of your fist. At that point the outside color is white/green. You can pick earlier at 3-4 ounces, most are best at 5-8 ounces, and some get 8-12 ounces. Use them like any squash/zucchini, or even stuff them. Easy to cut. Taste is like a mild zucchini. Will become our main Squash/Zucchini. If they start turning yellow/orange they get harder to cut, harder inside, and seeds get harder to eat. So definitely pick while they are still white/green and between 3-10 ounces.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

14 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Blue R
Location:
Chehalis, WA, United States
Date:
September 27, 2016
          5.0
 
Will always grow Desi
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Very fruitful!

What are the cons? Cats like to eat the sprout

Review:

I planted 4 bushes and have had 2 desi off each bush every other day (or 24 a week!) all summer. I have steamed, boiled, roasted and pickled them; always very rich and nutty. The best thing I found to do with these is to make Chow-chow relish. I did not know a squash could make such a crunchy relish! Always pick small as the center gets mealy when bigger than a baseball.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

11 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Diane
Location:
Spanish Fork, UT, United States
Date:
September 18, 2016
          5.0
 
BEST SQUASH
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Early, tender, delicious!

What are the cons? None

Review:

Matures much quicker than zuchinni. Pick at baseball size (not softball!) for tender skin and delicious flavor! Better than zuchinni, more prolific, earlier. A real winner!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

9 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Leon
Location:
West Jordan, UT, United States
Date:
August 1, 2016
          1.0
 
Inconsistent and tough skin
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to Grow

What are the cons? Inconsistent:tough skin &color

Review:

I have around 8 plants. I'm getting fruits of different coloring and toughness of skin even at a young stage. I doubted my market customer, but sure enough they were right. I dislike having to warn customers about the potential unedible skin that I will not regrow these. They guys aren't super attractive and at the market they seem to sell poorly. Buy the LEMON squash instead!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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