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Olive Verte Squash (10 seeds) (SQ193) $3.50
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Olive Verte Squash

         
 
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(C. maxima) 110 days. This attractive old heirloom is almost extinct; the 5-lb fruit are the shape of an olive; the rind is an attractive olive-green color occasionally washed in burnt umber. Their flesh is bright orange, very dry, sweet and flavorful. This French heirloom was mentioned by Vilmorin in 1885, who wrote that it “exactly resembles an unripe olive, magnified one hundred times.” The variety was also listed by American seedsmen Burpee and Gregory around the same time.

 
Olive Verte Squash
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 1
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

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Lydia
Location:
Malibu, CA
Date:
August 11, 2014
          5.0
 
A big fan
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

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What are the cons? none

Review:

I grow vegetables on a private estate- mostly in raised planters. Squash and melon varieties tend to ramble right out of my planters so this year I created giant trenches on the hillside and lined them with gopher wire and filled them with a mix of native soil and compost. I fenced this giant 'room' off and then planted about 50 varieties of winter squash, watermelon and melons (all Baker Creek!). They are performing better than I imagined and the Olive Verte was one of the first to be harvested. Tested one on the grill and it came out delicious. A beautiful squash! Will definitely grow again.

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By Lydia 11 Aug 2014

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