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  • Pennsylvania Dutch Crookneck Squash
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Pennsylvania Dutch Crookneck Squash (20-35 seeds) (SQ218) $2.50

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Pennsylvania Dutch Crookneck Squash

         
 
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(C. moschata) 105 days A popular 19th century Pennsylvania variety that is still grown in many Amish communities. Sometimes called "Neck Pumpkin" because of its long, flesh-filled neck. It kind of resembles a giant butternut squash with a very long neck; they can reach 20 lbs in size! The flesh is superb, being deep orange and richly flavored, making it so popular with Amish wives for making their delectable pumpkin pies, butters and other desserts. A favorite of ours and a good keeper.
 
Pennsylvania Dutch Crookneck Squash
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 19
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

94.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Stephanie
Location:
Battle Creek, MI, United States
Date:
January 5, 2016
          5.0
 
My favorite
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Big harvest, excellent keeper

What are the cons? none

Review:

I have grown this squash for two years now and it's definitely a favorite of mine. I have huge yields of squash that keep all the way up until next year's squash is ripe. They really DO keep well! The vines are huge, though, so if you have limited space, this wouldn't be the best idea...

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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14 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
anon
Location:
Lititz, PA
Date:
September 3, 2014
          5.0
 
old dependable
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? productive, vigorous

What are the cons? none

Review:

You find these everywhere here in Lancaster County. I was probably a teenager before I realized there were other table-quality squash out there. They famously make good pies. Anyway, if you want a workhorse variety for food production, it's hard to go wrong with the old 'neck pumpkin'. They grow strong and far, are disease resistant, and produce several 10-20 lb fruits per vine, from my experience. I thought mine were in decline, but the vines have revived and set new fruit in the past couple of weeks-- we'll see if they beat the frost. It's been a bumper crop for sure! As for taste and texture, they're the standard I grew up with and judge others against. There are prettier varieties, but not many can beat these for eating.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Ben
Location:
Loomis, CA
Date:
July 31, 2014
          5.0
 
Excellent
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Great flavor, easy to peel

What are the cons? None

Review:

These grew great for me, were easy to peel and delicious. Defiantly a grow again variety!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
MaddMac
Location:
Greenfield, OH
Date:
July 25, 2014
          5.0
 
Excellent producer
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Excellent producer, Nice large

What are the cons? Inconsistant flavor

Review:

This has been a reliable producer and seems to shrug off insect and disease problems. The fruit are large so you don't need to use as many for your recipes. Excellent keeper since I've kept them over 7 months. The only down side is that maybe 1 out of 4 has had a "bland" taste, with no sweetness. But overall, its a great plant for sustainability and a guaranteed producer to get you through the winter.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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18 out of 18 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Piper
Location:
Shenandoah Valley, VA
Date:
November 26, 2013
          5.0
 
Still tops 3 years later
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Best flavor, keeper, uses

What are the cons? In hills avg 1 squash/vine

Review:

I've grown this squash extensively for five years now. And I've had a chance to compare it, head to head, with over a dozen other squashes. This one wins hands down and it's the only one I'll grow next year. This can get very large with solid necks of squash. It has wonderful flavor. It's easy to process. It's great for canning, fresh backing, pies, in other recipes--completely versatile. It is the best keeper I've grown, outperforming various cushaws, banana squash, pumpkins, the wheel types, the warty ones. I can't say enough good things about this squash. You can take the skin off with a carrot peeler and cut it into chunks and can it. You can cut it in half and bake it with spices of your choice. Puree the cooked squash for pies. This is just a great winner, it's prolific, and it will feed a large family with almost no work. You can train the vines so plant it on the garden perimeter and direct the vines outward. Even 1 per vine (sometimes 2) gives great yield.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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