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Japanese Pie Squash (20-35 seeds) (SQ103) $3.00

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Japanese Pie Squash

         
 
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(C. mixta) 105 days An heirloom variety from the Land of the Rising Sun. Beautiful, 12 lb black fruit have creamy white flesh. Samuel Wilson, Mechanicsville, Pennsylvania, introduced this variety in 1884, and it quickly became popular because of its novelty and advertising. The seeds are "curiously marked or sculptured in the manner of Chinese letters." Also known as Chinese Alphabet Squash from the unique-looking seed. A real collector's item!
 
Japanese Pie Squash
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 2
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5

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Nickname:
Horsea
Location:
Springfield, Prairies Zone 3, Canada
Date:
September 19, 2016
          4.0
 
Not what I expected.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Prolific; dense flesh

What are the cons? Not sweet

Review:

I pollinated a lot of the flowers and culled all but 5 fruits. All were approx. 6-7 lb. each. They are a dark green with none of the light coloured stripes as in the photo above, nor were they curved as in the picture. In spite of a dreadful, cool, nonstop rainy May to mid July, these grew well for me. The soil contained a lot of kitchen slops as fertilizer and all my various squashes were happy as clams. I harvested these the 2nd week of September, when the thick, unusual stems were completely hard and dry. These stems were larger than in the above photo. Cut in half and baked one. Flesh is not sweet, but unusually dry and dense. Tastes acceptable with butter, salt & pepper. I imagine it will make good pie or squares. Now here's the thing I like: the outer shell is hard as rock, just like a gourd, after baking. So, the bottom half is now a bowl sitting on my kitchen counter. Recommended if you want something other than a sweet winter squash.

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Nickname:
cowboy Dave
Location:
Red Oak, IA
Date:
November 29, 2013
          4.0
 
Productive
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? early and tasty

What are the cons? look like monster gourd

Review:

Grew these in 2013 in SW Iowa. Soil was very wet, and I started the seed in finger packs. Finally at Memorial Day I mudded them in, with a teaspoon of epsom salts. Plants were vigorous and produced well, almost too well. most got very large (enough for 6 - 8 pumpkin pies each) some squash bugs noticed but plants seemed to keep ahead of them. Made good lighter colored pumpkin pie, and were pretty good as squash, came on early with the acorn squash. Will plant the rest of the seed this year, think I got some of my customers open to their size, shape, and color. Again they were a lot of squash per plant and fairly good sized.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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