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Tatume Squash (20 seeds) (SSQ127) $2.00
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Tatume Squash

         
 
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65 days. A must in Mexican cuisine, and also popular in certain parts of Texas. This old heirloom is picked small and used like zucchini, but these are so much better than standard supermarket zucchini! Round to slightly elongated, flavorful fruit are green in color; vigorous vining plants are fairly resistant to disease.

 
Tatume Squash
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 20
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
K
Location:
Redding, CA, United States
Date:
May 30, 2015
          5.0
 
Yummy
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Fast growth, good squash

What are the cons? Thorns

Review:

I'm in zone 9 and I direct seeded on the 10th of April. Yesterday I harvested my first squash and I can't wait for more! I removed from the vines around the size of a softball. While the seeds were well developed at this size the whole thing is very tasty. I cooked it without oil or seasoning to get the true flavor and my goodness was it good. I can't wait to have more and it's a good thing because there are around 10 that will be ripe in the next week or 2 with more showing up every day. I do have 4 plants so that boosts production. This vining squash will be a favorite I imagine. Currently the vines are at least 5 feet in length and I have it growing on cattle panel. Do be careful if the thorns on this thing, but it's worth having to wear gloves for.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

8 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
QuinTheEskimo
Location:
Midland, TX, United States
Date:
March 3, 2015
          5.0
 
fantastic squash
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? tastiest squash I've ever had

What are the cons? none

Review:

We grew three of these plants last year and loved them. They grew like a weed and trained to the trellis easily. We gave each plant 1 square foot in our garden and trained them up, down, up, and down our 8 foot trellis making the longest vines a solid 30 feet. We had a disappointing number of aborted fruit but my research tells me that was most likely the result of poor pollination. Either way we picked about 20 softball sized fruit from our three plants which was still decently productive. We will have a beehive in the garden this year and can't wait to see what these babies can do. They are perfect on the grill. I just sliced them in half, put a half a tablespoon of butter and some garlic salt in each one and then grilled them until they were squishy. My only concern this year is that I may be planting too much to eat with 10 plants. I hope to try freezing the precooked squashes this summer to see how well they store frozen.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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14 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Emily
Location:
Houston, TX
Date:
July 28, 2014
          5.0
 
Vine Borer Resistant
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Resistant to Borers

What are the cons? Longer to Mature

Review:

Preventing vine borers from decimating squash is more than a challenge here in Houston. This squash has remained untouched by the borers. I still can't believe it. The vines were slower to produce and are not as prolific as other squashes. However, they are producing now (late July) when most of our other summer squashes have stopped. So this is a great plant for those with long, hot growing seasons plagued by vine borers.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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12 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Laurel
Location:
Corrales, NM
Date:
July 18, 2014
          5.0
 
Amazing vegetable
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Amazingly fast growing

What are the cons? Takes over the joint

Review:

I never saw another vegetable grow this fast. Sprouted within a couple of days and was 3 feet tall when my cucumbers planted the same time were 3 inches tall. Flavor is sweet and more dense than zucchini. Grills amazingly well. I love this squash. It's on a trellis and needs to be constantly trained. Squash bugs like it, but it is surviving so far. It's kind of prickly so use gloves.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Big Wave
Location:
Manhattan Beach, CA
Date:
May 9, 2014
          5.0
 
The Best Squash Ever
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? best-tasting squash, so easy

What are the cons? none

Review:

1st - I just want to point out that currently there are two images online for this squash. The drawing is accurate; the photo is not. I live on the Southern California Coast and like many squashes, this is easy to grow and ultra-productive. What makes it special is the taste. It is so pleasant - everyone likes it. You can use it in so many dishes or as a side dish. It's great to throw on the grill when you're bbq'ing. Also, the size is a very good portion. It's not intimidating like a giant zucchini. My recommendation is to pick them when they're between the size of a baseball and softball, so the seeds and skin are soft and don't need to be removed. Another note: this has the exact same flavor as Calabasita Mexicana which you can find in the Mexican supermarkets, but the shape of Tatume is round, instead of elongated.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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