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

         
 
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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:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 17
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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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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By Laurel 18 Jul 2014

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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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By Big Wave 9 May 2014

2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
brittanyw
Location:
Arlington, TX
Date:
March 1, 2014
          3.0
 
Mixed results
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? vining, prolific

What are the cons? bland, PM problems

Review:

Unique as a vining-type summer squash (although you can pick any winter squash immature for a summer-type squash). Drought-tolerance is one of its main attractions. It matters where you try to grow it, thou. When I planted tatume at the local community garden, it didn't fare well; it was much more susceptible to powdery mildew and the vines died off relatively quickly, especially after it became very hot and dry. On the other hand, when I planted one in my parents' garden, PM didn't seem to affect it much. So I wouldn't recommend growing it in spaces like community gardens where diseases and pests run rampant. Taste-wise, as an immature summer-type squash, tatume was underwhelming. Fairly bland, and texturally similar to eggplant in that it soaked up quite a bit of oil if I tried to saute it. Below average taste; it wouldn't be hard to find a better classic bush type. We have a couple of the mature tatume hanging around, but we haven't tried them yet. I'll report back when we do.

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By brittanyw 1 Mar 2014

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
jmsieglaff
Location:
Oregon, WI
Date:
October 26, 2013
          5.0
 
Easy to grow and tasty
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Early, prolific vines

What are the cons? Harvest quite young!

Review:

We selected this squash for it's vining habit as we wanted trellis growing summer squash. The vines were prolific and climbed well. The flavor is good--but sure to pick young or scoop out the seed cavity or it can be watery. No issues with bugs and out grew mildew into late summer.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By jmsieglaff 26 Oct 2013

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Nickname:
Homesteader
Location:
Easley, SC
Date:
October 12, 2013
          5.0
 
good at any stage
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? out survived other squashes

What are the cons? none

Review:

These lasted longer into the summer than than any summer squash I've tried to grow in SC, i.e. more resistant to our usual squash problems. And this past summer was one of our wettest, cloudiest, and coolest. The mature squashes also can be steamed and the tender flesh easily scraped out. The flavor remains mild and delicious. Next year I'll try them on trellises, as has been suggested. This one is definitely a keeper.

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By Homesteader 12 Oct 2013

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