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Yokohama Squash (20 seeds) (SQ108) $2.75
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Yokohama Squash

         
 
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(C. moschata) Introduced to America about 1860 by James Hogg of Yorkville, New York, from seeds his brother Thomas sent him from Japan. We are so happy to reintroduce this piece of American history. The beautiful fruit are very flat, ribbed and dark-green-to-tan in color. The orange flesh is dry, fine-grained and sweet. Listed by both Burr (1863) and Vilmorin (1885). RARE!

 
Yokohama Squash
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 5
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

80.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
maddy
Location:
cullman, AL
Date:
January 21, 2014
          5.0
 
very tasty long lasting
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? tasty, long keeper, versatile

What are the cons? none

Review:

These are wonderful in my 7b area. I picked in August, its now mid january and I still have nice fresh yokohama squashes. They are now a pretty orange color, and look like a pumpkin. This past summer everything in the garden was attached with tons of mildew due to excessive rain, but these kept right on growing and producing nice fat heavy squashes! They were a beautiful dark green color to begin with and to in fact change color when stored. But I assure you the taste sweet and slightly honeyed almost like a melon! And now 5 months later, they are STILL as every bit delicious as they day we picked them and cooked some. The vines spread a good bit, but the room they took up was very well worth it. I have made pies, chopped and roasted them with different herbs and seasonings, pureed them with butter and brown sugar, roasted them with just salt and butter. I have other recipes I will want to try them with. But these are a keeper. Nothing better than having fresh squash in winter!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
icgitar
Location:
Boston, MA
Date:
November 28, 2013
          5.0
 
Less is More
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to Grow, Delicious

What are the cons? Low yield, slow maturing

Review:

For some, maybe the 5 star rating is over doing it given what I wrote for early maturity. Sure it doesn't yield too much, but for me, I'd much rather have the sweetest winter squash I've ever had than have a room full of flavorless ones. That is what I had. In the whole growing season I had 2 fruits. However when simply roasted, they were the sweetest, densest, and creamiest flesh I've ever had out of a squash. One tip, I found both fruits growing in shady areas, one in a patch of mint, and the other underneath a tomato plant. The squash plants themselves seem to like the sun, but for some reason the fruit did not! Maybe try planting it near bushes of sorts and rearrange the plant so the flowers end up in the shade.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Madcarpenter
Date:
August 24, 2011
          1.0
 
Hugely Disappointed
Easy to Grow 0.5
EarlyMaturity 0.5
 

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Planted this Japanese heirloom in 2011 with high hopes and eager anticipation. Summer was late to arrive here in western Oregon, but after a cool, wet Spring we've had ideal growing conditions for nearly two straight months. (80 degrees daytime/60 at night, low humidity, partly to mostly sunny every day. LOTS of bees throughout our garden this year, too.)Of the six varieties of squash we planted this year (Early Butternut, Discus Buttercup, Sweet Dumpling, Honeyboat Delicata, Gold Rush Zucchini, and Yokohama), every hill of two plants each has produced abundantly except for this squash. As of the end of August, I've not yet seen a single fruit on either of the two plants of this variety. It vines rampantly, cranks out male flowers like crazy, but refuses to set fruit. No wonder it was abandoned by home gardeners so long ago. Yokohama squash, you're fired.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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2 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jerry Ung
Date:
December 13, 2010
          5.0
 
Finally!
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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Thanks for relisting this squash. I've been waiting for three years for this! Can't wait to receive the seeds and grow them next to my kikuza, chimiren, black futtsu and other C. moschata squash this year. Thank You!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
smellycat
Date:
December 3, 2010
          5.0
 
excellent
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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Review:

I was given seeds for this sqaush from a friend of mine in Canada to grow this past season(2010) and they are an excellent squash. Similar to the Black Futsu, but more of a full flavor. And pretty too!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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