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Tennessee Sweet Potato Squash
  • Tennessee Sweet Potato Squash
  • Tennessee Sweet Potato Squash
 
  • Tennessee Sweet Potato Squash
  • Tennessee Sweet Potato Squash

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Tennessee Sweet Potato Squash (20-35 seeds) (SQ220) $2.50

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Tennessee Sweet Potato Squash

         
 
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(C. mixta) Very popular in seed catalogs from the 19th and early 20th centuries; this variety was then praised as the best for pies among many seedsmen, who had an impressive list of virtues for this squash, such as this 1918 listing from Great Northern Seed Co: "A magnificent pear-shaped variety of fine size, a little ribbed; color creamy white, sometimes striped with green. Has no superior for making pies and custards; when cooked it has somewhat the appearance of sweet potatoes, but of more delicious taste. Flesh thick, creamy white, remarkably fine grained, dry and brittle, hardy and productive and keeps perfectly sound until late in the Spring." We find the above description a little bit of a stretch as far as its pie making qualities and the "better than sweet potato-ness"; however, this type of squash can really be great when fried in a skillet with onions, garlic and a little salt, and they kind of taste like regular potatoes, only more flavorful and delicious. Beautiful, pear-shaped fruit are white with faint green stripes, making this variety very ornamental as well!
 
Tennessee Sweet Potato Squash
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 5
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

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12 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
teco
Location:
Lost Valley, OR
Date:
January 19, 2015
          4.0
 
great seeds keeps forever
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? looks, long keeper, roast seed

What are the cons? not much

Review:

These are not as dense as most winter squash, but they are good for lighter squash dishes. They grill-up very well and they are good for past sauce. The seeds are almost hull-less and are terrific roasted. They are indestructible. Once left one in the hot kitchen for two years before it started drying and I put it out to cure with the gourds.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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15 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Rocco
Location:
Valparaiso, IN
Date:
August 14, 2013
          5.0
 
Versatile
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Large, Delicious

What are the cons? Needs room to sprawl.

Review:

Versatile vegetable: Puree makes a base for a wonderful soup. Puree is perfect base for a squash pie. Diced and fried with garlic/onions makes great side-dish, add bacon and a great breakfast side too. Flavor is mild and can be used in savory dishes or sweetened and used in dessert dishes. Puree is a bit gelatinous and freezes well. Because the squash is so big, approx 10#, more than on dish can be made from the same squash and there will be left overs. I have some peeled and cut in the freezer now to see if there is a loss of quality when it thaws. So far the puree and breakfast fry-up passed the kid test. My 7 year old loves the taste. No doubt she will love the soup and pie. I plan to use a sweet-potato pie recipe with the puree. That should be delicious. For soup, a simple veg. stock to start and will experiment with various herbs and try chopped bacon as a topping. This squash allows for unlimited experimentation. And its proportions make it a real money-saver.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
yonderground
Location:
Paoli, IN
Date:
June 12, 2013
          3.0
 
Spaghetti Squash
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Long keeper

What are the cons? not as described

Review:

This squash was mildly productive in our horrible drought here in southern Indiana in 2012. The squash were a good size-oblong and basketball sized-and kept through June the following year! The down side is that the flesh is just like spaghetti squash. It is very dry and flavorless even roasted with bacon drippings. Maybe the problem was the drought, but our other squash were not stringy like this. These were nothing like the texture of sweet potatoes.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
babette
Date:
December 19, 2012
          5.0
 
yummy
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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What are the cons?

Review:

this produced well, while others failed in the drought. It does have a large seed cavity but the seeds are yummy and the flesh is good too. Not watery or stringy, kind of like a potato replacement. Gorgeous also, just like the picture. also I'm in zone 5b so it was productive in a shorter season

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
robyn
Date:
October 8, 2011
          5.0
 
Plant this one outside the garden!
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros?

What are the cons?

Review:

I planted six vines - one would have been plenty. They overtook half of my garden and then hopped the fence, and would have taken over the other half if I hadn't started pinching the growing points off... I ended the season with 15 HUGE squash, which are currently looking very ornamental on the porch. Not a lot of meat in them, for as big as they are.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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