Winter Squash

Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 26

92.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Eclectic
Location:
Buffalo, NY, United States
Date:
November 17, 2016
          4.0
 
Pleasant
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Strong in heat

What are the cons? Fragile

Review:

Only tried this in the 5 month drought of 2016. May be from southern France as it had no issue with intense heat and dry. Germinated stronger than competators (Luxury, Sweetmeat, and Beppo). Could be season stress but trunk was completely hollowed out at the ground, yet had no effect on the growth. may be because it drops sharp roots along the vine. I suspect the hollowing stem-rot, and I hear the warting, are a result of the high sugar content. Yet with little rain, it ran 12ft or more and produced 5-7 modest fruit, about 12in in diameter. As season was hard, some were pale, and I believe the natural flesh is rich orange. There was mild frost, but before anything severe, two ripe, picked fruits had collapsed into mush. Suspect not enough maturity, hardening off, but still indicates it's very fragile, preferring Mediterranian heat and no frost. Distinctive appearance remarked on by the neighbors. Recommend but know its limitations.

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Utah Gardeber
Location:
Northern, UT, United States
Date:
August 7, 2016
          2.0
 
Very Suceptible To Squash Bug
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? grow fast

What are the cons? Squash Bugs love'em

Review:

Nice big plants but they are dying off fast. They seem have to little resistance to our local squash bugs here in N Utah. All our other cucuribits are so far ok and historically we have minimal squash plants die due to squash bugs.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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14 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
CaliforniaGirl
Location:
citrus Heights, CA, United States
Date:
December 2, 2015
          5.0
 
Quirky and Delicious
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful and Tasty!

What are the cons? Bugs their bottoms... ;P

Review:

This squash... If you want a very unique pumpkin that both spooks and delights all who see it and is also delicious, this is the one! Germination was 100% and the plants were very healthy and gave me tons of pumpkins, all different from each other, even though I neglected them a bunch! Let your pumpkins mature so they develop the warts and bumps! Very cool! The bugs do try to drill holes through the bottom, so rotate the squash sometimes until it's ripe, or place it in a bowl or something that lifts it off the dirt until ready for harvest. Made pumpkin pie with this, and it turned out fantastic! Made pumpkin curry and also have put it in a soup. I have several I need to process, but they're still holding on. Planted them in early spring and they were ready in August, so they've been sitting around (outside and inside) and holding up very well. Only a few rotted, because of the bugs drilling holes in their bottoms. Try this one!!!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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14 out of 17 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
southernson
Location:
Kerhuel, AE
Date:
October 27, 2014
          5.0
 
Simply the best
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful Taste

What are the cons? straggly growth

Review:

First time for me this summer with this variety in Brittany.The mice got 5 of the seeds I sowed so only one came through and only produced one fruit. A beautiful salmon pink colour with some small warts which were rather appealing. Crisp skin when cut and an amazing flavour when raw a cross between carrots and apples. Brilliant grated into a slaw and stupendous soup. This is definitely my favourite squash now. Less productive than some others, for example butternut, and takes up a bit of space so will experiment growing upwards this year. Grew some good sized Blue Hubbards up amongst my Runners this year got to be the way to go for medium sized squashes in the future!!

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13 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Foxhunter
Location:
Fairborn, OH
Date:
September 24, 2014
          5.0
 
Holy cow
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to cut for winter squash

What are the cons? needs lots of room to grow

Review:

29 pounds! The first one was over 24 pounds, and there's another out there that may weigh more. Best pumpkin pie ever, great soup.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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