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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: 17
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

94.1% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Bowtie7
Location:
Tescott, KS, United States
Date:
March 2, 2017
          3.0
 
Prolific
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Extremely prolific

What are the cons? Average taste

Review:

I've never in my life seen such a prolific squash. It thrived in the sun and wind of Kansas, and it even tolerated the squash bugs better than most any other (though I did eventually have to spray). This squash shaded out Bermuda grass and choked out every other squash in my garden. It left my raised beds and spread 20 feet in every direct, climbing 6 feet into my okra and over the top of my tomato cages. It's like Kudzu. I eventually had to mow it to keep it contained. The growth came at the expense of taste. While the texture was okay, the flesh seemed watery and bland. No sense in growing 800 lbs of squash if you're not going to eat them. The color is a faded orange, and the shape is uninteresting, so they weren't particularly great for decorating either. I won't be growing these again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
timberslayer
Location:
Patterson, MO, United States
Date:
November 22, 2016
          5.0
 
Rocky Balboa of squash
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Basically pest free

What are the cons? rampant vines!

Review:

Very prolific, though they do take a long time to mature. large squash, but bugs seemed to have very little effect on the vines. Large squash, very tasty. I had lots of immature fruits that were damaged by frost. I planted in mid June, and got 5 large squash by frost. Plants actually seemed to do better the more I neglected them! The vines do sprawl so make sure you have room for them to roam. Foliage is very pleasing, and the bees really liked the abundance of flowers. I will plant them again, as they did better than any winter squash I have planted.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Leslie
Location:
Hallam, NE, United States
Date:
October 22, 2016
          5.0
 
Love them
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? So easy to grow!

What are the cons? Nothing

Review:

Wow! I got some huge pumpkins and lots of them! I love these and will always grow them. I planted the seeds then completely ignored them until harvest time, never watered or anything.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
BillBoyd
Location:
Fredericksburg, VA, United States
Date:
June 21, 2016
          5.0
 
Update to my earlier review
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? size and flavor at maturity

What are the cons? none

Review:

Beyond what I mentioned in my earlier review, I add here the importance of harvesting the fruit only when mature. Maturity, it appears, helps immeasurably with longer-term storage and yields a much tastier flesh. My most mature topped out at more than 20 pounds, yielding enough for four large batches of dal stew plus four quarts still stored in my refrigerator freezer. I estimate that 4 fruits of Upper Ground plus 10-15 of Choctaw Sweet Potato winter squash (or, I suppose, other butternut type) meet all my squash needs from first frost well into the following growing season. I would hope, by the way, that RareSeeds, resumes distribution of Choctaw Sw Potato squash.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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14 out of 14 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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