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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) 110 days 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: 13
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
tarpalsfan
Location:
Eureka Springs, AR, United States
Date:
January 27, 2016
          5.0
 
Winter squash winnerGrow it
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Great!Won Grand Champ in fair

What are the cons? variable shaped squash

Review:

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? Yes

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7 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
kanggarden
Location:
Toronto, Canada
Date:
October 11, 2015
          5.0
 
What a squash
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? very productive

What are the cons? took over my potatoes

Review:

What a surprise! My garden is 460 sq. ft, and I casually planted three squash plants in a row, thinking I'd grow it down the row. Instead it took over my entire garden from one end to the other. It climbed into my corn and took some down, and through my potatoes. Although the plant grows quite large, it produces very well too. I have 12 large orange-ish squash that should hopefully keep well. I think if I keep 5 and give away the others I'll be doing well. I ate one that had split before it had fully ripened and the taste was very nice. I can't wait to taste it when it's fully ripe. Each squash will do well for many meals. This plant survived and flourished even with powdery mildew and whitefly. Although I won't plant it in my garden again (too large), my friend in the country has agreed to grow it in hers and share some with me.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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24 out of 24 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Bear
Location:
Willimantic, CT
Date:
December 7, 2014
          5.0
 
BEST WINTER SQUASH EVER
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Thrives despite neglect!

What are the cons? None!

Review:

I have grown many different varieties of winter squash over the past few years, trying to find the one I ate in Okinawa, Japan, back in the late 80's. This was closest in color of the flesh and taste; I have found my squash!! I prefer this even to Butternut squash!! Due to health problems I was very late planting these and then neglected them. THEY THRIVED!!!! No fertilizer, no extra water; complete neglect! It was unbelievable!! I will grow no other Winter squash!!! They even ripened off the vine, as we had unseasonably cold weather and killing frosts early this Autumn. The taste is WONDERFUL!! Sweet, nutty, and moist; just as I remember! And so far it keeps well, too! But, fair warning, it will take over your garden and spread beyond! They turn tan to orange color when ripe, so no guesswork needed!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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26 out of 26 people found the following review helpful:

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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17 out of 17 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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