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Long of Naples Squash (20-35 seeds) (SQ134) $2.50
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Long of Naples Squash

         
 
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(C. moschata) Large, oblong-butternut shaped fruit can weigh 20-35 lbs. The flesh is bright orange; flavor is superbly rich and very sweet. The skin is deep green, turning tan in storage. These are attractive squash and great for areas with warm, long seasons. A good heirloom for home or market growers. A beautiful very old Italian heirloom that was listed in America by Fearing Burr in 1863; very rare in the USA.

 
Long of Naples Squash
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 9
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Ben
Location:
Lowell, MI
Date:
February 17, 2014
          5.0
 
Really Big
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Big, Attention Grabber

What are the cons? does poorly in drought

Review:

in 2012, i had one 20lb squash, did poorly near treeline in drought condition. In 2013 my heirloom and random squash were planted at the bottom of a hill on muck soil (high organic matter). I had several of these in excess of 50lbs, one made 90lbs. Several where broke by my field crew getting them in bins. Great attention grabber in my farm market. I sold several to local chefs who reported that it was stringy like pumpkins with a flavor not far from butternut.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Ben 17 Feb 2014

5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Lisa
Location:
Sm Town, ID
Date:
January 12, 2014
          4.0
 
One Big Squash
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Very Large

What are the cons? none

Review:

I grew these on a trellis in Idaho. The vines were all over the place. The taste is ok, not the best but not bad either, could use a little brown sugar. I am in the process of canning my 3 ft long squashes. Today I canned a 23 pounder. I got 14 quart jars and pureed a quart bag for the freezer. Naples is a good canning squash, and it holds up well. I did not have ANY problem with the squash bug, mold or mildew.

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By Lisa 12 Jan 2014

6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Snaki
Date:
November 15, 2011
          4.0
 
Big
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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These babies grow large even up here in Canada. Two fruit off of one vine, a 60 and a 58 pounder. Great for baking but pretty watery if you like to roast it, more for soups and stews.

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By Snaki 15 Nov 2011

6 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
RiFarmerBob
Date:
November 3, 2011
          4.0
 
Beh
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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I bought these for my parents as they hail from Campagnia and ate it growing up. They do grow large, and definitely need a long growing season and and lots of sun. When my mom cracked one open she gave me a slab off of it. The beautiful, rich, orange flesh had me salivating, but after several hours roasting on my grill and then another two hours (the next night) in the oven it still had the the consistency, water content and taste closer to a summer squash than winter squash. I like my winter squash roasted or baked so that it dries out and concentrates the flavor. Also, I like to store my my squash whole and cook them throughout the year as I have a hankering. As these are 30+ pounders, once you crack one open, you have a limited amount of time to eat or process/freeze.

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By RiFarmerBob 3 Nov 2011

5 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Laura II
Date:
December 30, 2010
          5.0
 
A Huge and Hugely Delicious Squash
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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In the summer of 2010 I again planted four vines, some of which grew to over 50 feet (the vines send down a lot of roots, so let them grow on the ground). I harvested 511 lbs of mature fruit, one of which was 74.85 lbs! The immature green fruit are crisp, nutty and delicious stir-fried. The mature fruit are absolutely luscious baked, steamed or made into pies.

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By Laura II 30 Dec 2010

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