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Tatume Squash (20 seeds) (SSQ127) $2.50

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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: 27
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Estanislao Plasini
Location:
Lexington, KY, United States
Date:
September 11, 2016
          5.0
 
thank you mexico
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Delicious, unaffected by borer

What are the cons? none

Review:

This is a uniquely wonderful summer squash, a vine with a super tasty fruit. I started summer squashes late and all got destroyed by borers after giving one or two fruits except this one, which grew like mad and produced heavily. It's now September and the thing keeps producing. The fruit itself is subtly sweet, better flavored than all the varieties that got wrecked by the borers, including the cocozella. If I were a veggiephile I'd marry it.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Potimarron
Location:
Portal, AZ, United States
Date:
July 10, 2016
          5.0
 
Best summer squash ever
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? No insect problems, beautiful

What are the cons? None, but give it room!

Review:

My one plant in 2015 was so productive I ran out of friends to give it to. It made female flowers as long as I kept it picked, but once in a while the female flower production slowed down and flowers were suddenly mostly male till I picked the hidden fruit that had grown beyond harvest size. Within a few days it reverted to female flowers again. I grew it near the garden entrance, having failed to read the fine print about its having a vining habit, but in the future it will get its own universe where it can grow up the fence. The taste is as described, complex and much better than any zucchini. The texture is interesting, too, never mushy, stays firm - and the seeds in older ones the size of a cantalope have an interesting chewy mouthfeel that we loved. By late fall a dozen or more got too big to cook as summer squash so I let them fill out and harden. These turned bright orange and sat outside all winter, and now in July a year later still look like October pumpkins, but weightless.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
v.
Location:
Fort Worth, TX, United States
Date:
February 13, 2016
          5.0
 
Viva Tatume
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Prolific and easy

What are the cons? Squash bugs

Review:

This is a keeper. I got a minimum 8 squash off of each plant. You can harvest them at baseball size or wait until they grow to the size of a nerf football. I did not trellis mine and had a battle with squash bugs, but seemed to get plenty of harvest anyway. It did well in the hot north texas weather and was one of my best performing plants.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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12 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Bancroft
Location:
Austin, TX, United States
Date:
December 30, 2015
          5.0
 
Superb Taste Heat Tolerance
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Taste, Heat Tolerance,

What are the cons? Needs to be trellised, Mildew

Review:

This is a fantastic squash!! This is the only squash that kept producing despite the long hot summer in Texas! As long as we live in Texas, we will grow this squash! It tastes so much better than any summer squash, much more complex. It had really long vines that should be trellised. Give this squash afternoon shade and it will love you forever! It did get powdery mildew in the fall, but it had an excellent run before it was infected.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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17 out of 17 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
happybana
Location:
Cincinnati, OH, United States
Date:
December 17, 2015
          5.0
 
Best Squash Ever
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? delicious, easy, productive

What are the cons? none

Review:

This is a perfect squash variety. I grew a few different varieties, and it was by far my favorite. It can be grown as a summer squash and harvested young, or as a winter squash. I got a late start on my squash planting this year, so I grew it for winter storage. I started it in August and it produced at least 5 good sized, beautiful dark green squash. They had the best flavor - a little nutty, a little sweet, like a really good cucumber mixed with a very ripe honeydew melon. I baked it with a little sesame oil, stuffed with apples, and it could not have been more delicious. The flesh was similar to spaghetti squash when mature, had an excellent texture and was very juicy. This will become a winter staple for me. It required almost no care once it got going. When my zucchini and pumpkins were all falling prey to the mildew (such a wet year), these guys were lush, green, and rambling all over my back yard. They didn't need much watering even in the dryer part of the year. A

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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