What are the pros? Great!Won Grand Champ in fair
What are the cons? variable shaped squash
I have been growing Upper Ground Sweet Potato squash for years. It stands up to difficult growing conditions, such as poor soil and bad weather. It also handles disease, mildews, and even some insect pest such as the dreaded squash bug and cucumber beetle. The mature squash keep very well in storage too.
The squash is great simply roasted, though it does have a tough shell and requires some muscle to cut open. I would not say that they are really sweet, but they do have a great flavor.
One year we entered a really nice Upper Ground Sweet Potato squash in our local fair, it was not huge, but it was just about a perfect image of squash! We won Grand Champion with it!
The last time I grew Upper Ground Sweet Potato, there was some strange looking fruit...one squash looked a lot like a ...uhm, what you are sitting on! I don't think the seed was 100% true.
I hope that everyone gives the Upper Ground Sweet Potato squash a try. It does well even in N.W. AR. poor, rocky soil.
Would you recommend this product to a friend?