What are the pros? Survived borers n squash bugs
What are the cons? Takes over the garden
I wish I had grown this earlier. So easy to grow, and survived a pretty hard pest load thanks to a really lush past two growing seasons and warm temps here in Georgia Zone 7b. Prolific production, my first fruit was a 35 pound monster.
Despite it's size, the long slender fruit is easy to process. It's a top tier winter squash in taste and texture. The flesh is a gorgeous orange. Easily substituted for sweet potatoes and pumpkin in desserts or baked goods.
Next year this may be the only variety I grow. Needs lots of room. I dug a 3 foot deep 4x6 hole and filled it with tons of soil and manure (we have clay here in Georgia) and this worked great! Held rain water a little longer and provided plenty of nutrition.
Borers were a real problem at first, but if you have good soil where the vines can set roots down, it recovers beautifully with no loss of fruit as long as you get the borers out. First time I've gotten any winter squash to harvest. Gotta love growing in Georgia!
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