What are the pros? Fun to grow and really tasty!
What are the cons? Only 3 or 4 squash per plant.
I grew these for the first time in the Denver, CO area this summer in my community garden plots. I grew them on 6 foot trellises. The plants were beautiful and healthy up until late summer when I had to start battling Powdery Mildew, which I have to do with ALL my squash plants at about that time in my area. I got 3 or 4 squash per plant ( more mid to late summer were started, but no time to mature before frost so we used them like summer squash). I got comments from dozens of people who were fascinated by their large (over a foot and a half long) salmon pink fruits hanging down from the trellises. We picked them in October and so far, in mid December, they are holding up beautifully in our basement. They have an awesome flavor baked in casseroles and soups or all by themselves. They don't produce as much as summer squash, but their size makes up for it and they seem to keep really well so far. Again, they have been a LOT of fun to grow and eat!
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