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Gelber Englischer Custard Squash (10 seeds) (SSQ136) $2.75
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Gelber Englischer Custard Squash

         
 
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(C. pepo) Clear lemon-yellow fruits are a patty-pan type, but with a bizarre twist. Fruits are oddly flattened—impossible to describe. Productive bush plants yield over a long season if kept picked. Recommended for cooler climates like the Pacific Northwest. This unique variety originated in Gatersleben, Germany. Described in Amy Goldman's book "The Compleat Squash."

 
Gelber Englischer Custard Squash
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 6
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Tamethyst
Location:
Grants Pass, OR
Date:
June 25, 2014
          5.0
 
Totally yummy
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Flavorful

What are the cons? None

Review:

I just picked my first squash yesterday, June 25th. It is the best summer squash I have ever eaten. I just cut it up and steamed it. I happen to be out of butter, so I decided to taste a piece with nothing at all on it. I can't stop eating it! This squash is very large...much larger than a patty pan. I picked it a big green because it was getting so large I thought it might be getting woody, but I could have let it go a few days more. Still, it was really tasty. It has cute little curls at the ends of all the points. A lot of summer squash is very bland, but I really love the nutty flavor of this one!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
CGC
Location:
CROTON ON HUDSON, NY
Date:
February 21, 2014
          5.0
 
I cant get enough
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? FLAVOR!!! prolific

What are the cons? addiction...

Review:

WE loved this squash. I will not be growing any other summer squash this season. I am wildly addicted to these and have been dreaming of them since last summer. The plants form four foot wide mounding habit vines. I got a ton of squash off of the plants. I was eating these every day in July and August. The flavor is creamy and rich. It has notes of a classic squash flavor but a more subtle buttery tone. It has a deeper more complex flavor than ony other summer squash I have tried. The plants can take a lot. I had them in very heavy clay soil, we had a nasty heat spell of several days in the upper nineties and into the hundreds ( lasted almost two weeks) I also have cucumber beetles and stink bug issues. These plants stood up of that. Eventually in August the bugs got the better of them but they held their own as long as possible. CAN NOT WAIT TO GROW THESE AGAIN!!!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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16 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Tad J.
Location:
Woodland, WA
Date:
September 24, 2013
          5.0
 
Worth a repeat next year
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Keeps well unrefrigerated

What are the cons? susceptible to powdery mildew

Review:

Very prolific, plants get very large and vines grow to 4-6 feet long. Squash are delicious raw or cooked. Will definitely grow again next year! These are susceptible to powdery mildew. Make sure you have room as they will spread out.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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13 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
nate
Location:
golden, CO
Date:
September 11, 2013
          5.0
 
love it
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? good production

What are the cons? not hail resistant

Review:

These are wonderful squash which will get about as big as you let them. I had two plants and they both did well under the early heat of the Colorado summer (2013). They were planted next to some grey zucchini which had problems all summer with white powdery mildew but the gelber was not affected at all. I will plant at least one of these plants every year because I find that they cook up well and have a wonderful buttery flavor. Our recent hailstorm did them in for this year, so the only improvement I can think of is to create a variety which repels hail.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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12 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Douglas
Date:
June 20, 2012
          5.0
 
Nice looking and Abundant
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros?

What are the cons?

Review:

I'm growing this variety right now and after last year's crop was destroyed by squash vine borers this year's crop is thriving. This is an unusual looking variety with excellent color and size. The plants are producing the gorgeous fruit and I can't wait to pick the first one of the season

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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