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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: 9
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

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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.

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By BillBBoyd 13 Sep 2014

1 out of 1 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.

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By wildbill 7 Aug 2014

10 out of 10 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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By TARP 30 Mar 2014

12 out of 12 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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By Nicole 31 Aug 2013

20 out of 20 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
unknown
Date:
June 18, 2011
          5.0
 
A very dependable variety
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros?

What are the cons?

Review:

These must mature on the vine --until the stem hardens-- or they don't keep well. 2-1/2 cups of cooked pulp with about a cup of sugar, a teaspoon of vanilla, two eggs and a tablespoon of thickening in a nine inch pie shell baked until set and slightly browned serves as a replacement for sweet potato pie, as by the time these ripen in late summer sweet potatos were gone. They also make an excellent soup and the seeds are good toasted in a little butter.

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By unknown 18 Jun 2011

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