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Upper Ground Sweet Potato Squash (10 seeds) (SQ226) $3.00
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Upper Ground Sweet Potato Squash

         
 
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(C. moschata) This heirloom is still grown by a few people in the South. An old, hardy type that grows well even in rather poor conditions and produces an abundance of medium-large, round-to-bell-shaped, tan fruit with moist orange flesh that is said to resemble that of the sweet potato, hence the name. Sweet, good quality, and it keeps very well. A really rugged variety that is going the way of the dinosaurs if people don't work to save it.

 
Upper Ground Sweet Potato Squash
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 10
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

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Nickname:
georgiegurlz
Location:
Petroleum, WV
Date:
October 26, 2014
          5.0
 
Upper Grnd. Sweet Pot. Squash
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Effortless to grow.

What are the cons? Must be cut back frequently

Review:

I ordered these rare seeds as I had never heard of the Upper Ground Sweet Potato Squash. I planted 2 seeds in one hill. The plants began to grow and take over my entire garden. I cut it back weekly and sometimes more frequently. I am still cutting it back. It completely covered my fence on both sides and was covering my pepper and tomato plants. The vine is beautiful. I will grow them somewhere by itself next time, away from other plants. I have begun to harvest the mature squash. First one was 48.7 lbs. The next one was 57.2 lbs. Very large. I believe the cutting back of the vines caused the huge fruit. I have others just as large. They are still setting on. I will try out the squash's keeping qualities. I am going to can the 57 lb. one like pumpkin. I am going to be giving away alot of Squashes. I don't know yet how many are really on the vine. There are many. If you want alot of squash, grow this one.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
BillBBoyd
Location:
Fredericksburg, VA
Date:
September 13, 2014
          5.0
 
I Am100 Amazed
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Grown from a start, immense.

What are the cons? Can I eat this much?

Review:

Grown from a 4-week start raised indoors under lights, this squash now measures some 40 feet long and bears (that I can see under the massive foliage) at least 3 large squash. I harvested one today (September 13) only because the rind had split. She weighed in at 27.5 pounds. Now, my challenge is trying out the recipes I've dug out from a collection of cookbooks and internet. Neighbors, too, will share this bounty. Thanks, Baker Seeds, for making this traditional, southern variety available.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
wildbill
Location:
Jacksonville, NC
Date:
August 7, 2014
          5.0
 
one tough plant
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? heat, drought, and flood toler

What are the cons? very aggressive vines

Review:

this squash joins the butternut in being the only two winter squash that will mature without insecticides and fungicides. the climate in eastern Carolina isn't very hospitable to vegetables due to excessive summer rain. I'll definitely grow it again but try plasticulture next year. I averaged 2, 15 lb squash per plant but on plastic I think it will reach its potential.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
TARP
Location:
E.S., AR
Date:
March 30, 2014
          5.0
 
SAVE THIS TREASURE
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? A REAL WINNER OF A SQUASH

What are the cons? SAD THAT THIS IS GOING EXTINCT

Review:

I LIVE IN N.W. ARK. I HAVE ROCKY, POOR SOIL. YEARLY WE ARE PLAGUED BY CUCUMBER BEETLES, SQUASH BUGS, AND STINK BUGS. WE ALSO SOMTIMES HAVE ISSUES WITH MILDEW. IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO GROW ANY KIND OF SQUASH HERE. WHEN I READ ABOUT THE UPPER GROUND SWEET POTOTO SQUASH, I HAD TO TRY IT. THE LANTS WERE SUCCESSFUL, AND STOOD UP TO PEST AND DISEASE! THE SQUASH ARE OF EXCELLENT QUALITY, NOT TO BIG TO HANDLE EITHER. I EVEN WON GRAND CHAMPION IN OUR LOCAL COUNTY FAIR WITH A BEAUTIFUL UPPER GROUND SWEET POTATO SQUASH. IF YOU HAVE GIVEN UP ON GROWING WINTER SQUASH, GIVE THIS GREAT SQUASH A TRY! ANOTHER EXCELLENT STAND UP OP WINTER SQUASH THAT HANDLES THE BADS, TRY JONATHAN WHITE CUSHAWS TOO. THESE TO ARE WINNERS EVEN IF YOU HAVE DIFFICULT SOIL TO GROW IN.

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13 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Nicole
Location:
Madison, AL
Date:
August 31, 2013
          4.0
 
Big plant big squash
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? pest resistant

What are the cons? fruit too large

Review:

In a year with way too much rain and pests, this squash never missed a beat. Undisturbed by squash bugs, SVB, pickleworm or the diseases those pests bring. A vigorous climber with very large leaves, sturdy stems capable of holding up the large fruit even while dangling and a thirst for the sun. On one plant, I got vines in excess of 25 feet long which perched on the top of my fence. That same plant produced 5 squash, most in the 15 pound range but the largest was 43 pounds. A visiting workman who was a former farmer in Jamaica looked at it and called it a "Jamaican pumpkin," so this may be a related variety.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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