What are the pros? Impressive appearance
What are the cons? Not ideal for Gulf Coast
Grown in raised beds with automatic drip system irrigation, trained to trellis over 8' cattle fence arch, the pesticide-free growing environment has proven successful for many types of vining squash and melons. The white boer quickly vined and formed numerous fruit, several of which matured to 18-24" diameter. Stunning appearance. However, when June came it's unclear whether it was the 3-weeks of solid rain, temps raising to 90s, infestation by vine borer moth, or some combination of all three, but all vines died in two weeks and dropped their squash. Did not get sweet meat like other reviews, apparently because they had not fully matured yet. Tasted like yellow summer squash. Still good, just not sweet. We'll use these nonetheless as eye-popping ornamentals in the fall.
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