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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.
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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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15 Nov 2011
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.
3 Nov 2011
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:
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.
By Laura II
30 Dec 2010
This year I entered the biggest into the Elk Grove Pumpkin Festival. It weighed 74.85 lbs. This is one awesome and TASTY squash!
3 Oct 2010
I grew 2 of them last year. One was around 40lbs the other around 58 lbs.......Lots of squash.....
24 Jan 2010
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