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Knife River Squash
 
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Knife River Squash (20-35 seeds) (SQ253) $2.75
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Knife River Squash

         
 
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(C. maxima) 95 days Lots of interesting diversity in this landrace-type squash—shapes range from round to elongated to hubbard-type. Weights are more uniform, running mainly around 5 to 8 pounds. Color is usually salmon-pink to buff, with an occasional green fruit. The variety originated when three Indian tribes, the Hidatsa, Arikara and Mandan, were living in close proximity for protection, near the confluence of the Missouri and Knife Rivers. This is an excellent keeper growing on very vigorous vines. Superb flavor with a unique sweetness.

 
Knife River Squash
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 5
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

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2 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
johnson1942
Location:
rushville, NE
Date:
February 1, 2015
          5.0
 
love this squash
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? easy to grow and tasty

What are the cons? none

Review:

i was the source of this seed a few years back when i got the seed from the knife river site by a worker their. thought it wouldnt be repeated here because of being a landrace variety. glad to see it is back. easy to grow and the taste is everything you would want in a squash and more. im out of seed now but glad i can get my own seed back and share with every one. i worked with a mexican lady years ago who was from the mountains of mexico. she cooked at our nursing home. i heard she was going back home for a month and i gave her a big sack of seed. all her family gardened for food.now this squash is feed a lot of people in the mountains of mexico and that makes me feel good to the bone. a native american squash that fed people for many many years is now feeding natves of mexico. if you ever want to sent squash seeds to those in other countries to help them feed them selves this is the squash to do it with. i had no problem with storage in a dry warm basement.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
NoCo Gardener
Location:
Loveland, CO
Date:
January 7, 2015
          5.0
 
Delicious
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, fun variety!

What are the cons? Does not keep well.

Review:

This squash is very, very tasty and makes the most delicious pumpkin pie ever made! Easy to grow, fast to mature and each vine provided 4-5 large squash. The only drawback is they do NOT keep well in a cellar, they mold and go bad much faster than butternut or spaghetti squash. I visited the Knife River Indian Village in North Dakota and learned that the native people who grew them would slice them into thin wedges and dry them for keeping. I just cook and freeze them all now but I'm going to add them to my dehydrator list this summer.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
McNugget
Location:
Up North, MI
Date:
March 17, 2014
          5.0
 
Aww...
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Landrace = variety

What are the cons? dunno

Review:

I was excited to try these... then all of a sudden, POOF! Gone from BCHS. I sure hope they bring these back... I see they have a Chihuahua landrace type but I'd rather go for Knife River as I'm a northern grower.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Front Range Gardener
Location:
Loveland, CO
Date:
September 26, 2013
          5.0
 
Fun and yummy
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Early maturity, hardy vine

What are the cons? Few fruit per vine

Review:

I planted one of these in my hoop house in March and 2 more vines in June. Each vine produced about 3 5lb squash in various shapes and colors. The squash are less dense than a butternut and easier to cut for cooking. The flesh was sweet and very delicate tasting and had a cooked sweet-potato consistency. I can't wait to make pies with this squash!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Dreaming Horse
Date:
September 4, 2011
          5.0
 
Knife River Squash, AAA+
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros?

What are the cons?

Review:

I planted the Knife River squash seeds among my corn in my Three Sisters garden, with circles that were dug out and filled with manure. The squash plants are currently bearing large light beige squashes, some shaped like a pumpkin, some like a hubbard squash, and about the same size. The vines are over 20' long, with about 2-3 squashes on each one. I would say that many of them will tip the scales over ten pounds. These will go on display at a Native American powwow this fall, and a nice one will be used to hold soup for the festivities. I will definitely be growing these again next year. We had a lot of high heat and then torrential rains in the Northeast, and they are the only squashes that really did well. I believe that they will be very nice winter keepers, also.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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