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Greek Sweet Red Squash
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Greek Sweet Red Squash (15 seeds) (SQ166) $2.75

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Greek Sweet Red Squash

         
 
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(C. moschata) 95 days Here is one delicious squash; the long-necked, reddish-tan fruit are filled with sweet, deep orange flesh that's richly flavored. This was the most popular squash here at Baker Creek in 2004! Attractive, large vines are highly productive. It is very resistant to squash beetles, too! This variety is super-rare, and I believe we are the only source.
 
Greek Sweet Red Squash
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 32
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5

93.8% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kim
Location:
Reston, VA, United States
Date:
January 26, 2017
          4.0
 
Hardy and productive but bland
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Ease and production

What are the cons? Flavor

Review:

For us this vine was extremely hardy and large. It took over at least a quarter of our garden plot and 7 foot high trellis. We had serious problems with squash bugs in our garden, but it didn't bother this plant at all. It produced a lot of squash, although they took a long time to ripen. Ultimately, the flavor was lacking. For us, it was bland, not sweet, and we ended up throwing a lot of the squash away at the end of the season.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
JDauray
Location:
Round Lake, IL, United States
Date:
January 22, 2017
          4.0
 
Best tasting squash EVER
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor, Bug Resistance

What are the cons? Slow Grower, Low Production

Review:

I have grown this variety two years in a row in Illinois, about 30 miles from Lake Michigan, and 20 miles south of Wisconsin. Upon planting, the seeds come up easily and the plants grow well, however, they take forever to set fruit. In the beginning it is slow and sporadic. It is only when you get to around September that the vines set fruit like mad, but given our growing season, it is often too late. The end result is that off of 8 vines, I typically get 3-4 grown to maturity. While that sounds like it isn't worth the effort, you would be wrong, because there is no better tasting squash out there. The fruits are quite large at maturity, they will keep for several months, and because they are so creamy, sweet, and amazingly delicious, I save them exclusively for holidays and special occasion meals. In other words, these are Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine's Day, or birthday quality squash. Savor them, and if you have a longer growing season - lucky you!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kat
Location:
Columba, MO, United States
Date:
January 7, 2017
          5.0
 
Greek Red Squash
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Very Hardy

What are the cons? None, It is a a winter squash,

Review:

This is an excellent winter squash. I have grown it in wet or dry years and the results have always been good. It makes excellent puree baby food, cake, yeast rolls and pie. It is resistant to the scourge of my garden- squash bugs and Japanese beetles. Produce in good soil or marginal. If you grow it, you will be successful.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Robyn
Location:
Johnson Creek, WI, United States
Date:
December 26, 2016
          5.0
 
Tasty
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? flavor, productivity

What are the cons? none

Review:

I grew my squash in a partially-shaded part of the garden this year, so my expectations were low. But I got a number of fully butternut-sized squash from these plants. I tend to have trouble growing butternuts, but these matured more reliably, and I think they taste better too. I like a fine-grained, relatively dry, flavorful squash, so by my standards these are great. Made excellent soup - hope to use the next one for pie and/or curry. They're also very pretty. A couple were harvested when they were the dusty tan in the one picture; they others were mottled green&tan when harvested and have been turning more tan in storage - I'm guessing they will be less sweet.

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:
HyTronix
Location:
Dover, NH, United States
Date:
December 8, 2016
          5.0
 
Superb Taste
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Bug and Disease Resistant

What are the cons? None

Review:

The plants were a little slow to get started, but once they did (late July after late May planting) they took right off. I have real bug issues, and tried these as well as a C. Mixta type to test how well they'd do with no special care. Results: Fair yield, excellent bug and disease resistance, and really, really, REALLY excellent flavor. The only evidence of bug damage at all was a little bit of blemishing on the skin (from squash bugs), but this was purely cosmetic and did NOT affect keeping quality/cause rot or anything like that. Cucumber beetles mostly ignored them, vine borers seemed not to be able to successfully attack them (and I saw several moths lay eggs on the vines, which I left for trial purposes.) This is going to be my go-to butternut type from here on out - if you like roasting/carmelized butternut, THIS IS THE ONE TO GROW.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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