What are the pros? huge, gorgeous green, yum!
What are the cons? weak pithy stems storage issue
I loved that all my seeds germinated and produced on average 2 to 3 huge squash per plant when planted in a 3 plant large mound. They are delicious and very dense and meaty, not stringy, which is a big plus. even the large seeds can be roasted. We over-winter our winter squash and therefore like a squash with a thick skin that is not easily punctured. These skins are thick but we found the stems very pithy and subject to rot and even filled with pill bugs. This was not the case with the blue hubbards we grew. This is an issue because pathogens can enter through this type of porous light stem and cut down on your storage time. To store these huge squash, we wash them and remove all dirt with dish soap and water and then rinse and sray with a 10% bleach/water solution and let it set for a minute and then rinse and dry thoroughly. This is not an issue if you are not storing it for several months. Otherwise, this is a wonderful squash and 1 will feed an entire extended family.
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