What are the pros? Dual use, pest resistant
What are the cons? Takes longer to set fruit
I've tried many varieties of summer squash in our current location. Whether it's yellow crookneck, standard zucchini, lemon squash or any other variety - the plants grow great, but I never get more than a couple of squash before bugs and borers kill the plant.
Only the moschata squash varieties thrive for me.
The first time I planted this squash I underestimated the size of these vines. I planted it in a raised bed with a five foot corner trellis. My garden area is a configuration of raised beds with earthboxes around the perimeter and industrial rubber backed carpet covering the walk space.
The vines quickly grew out of their assigned space, ran down the carpets and into other raised beds. This year I'll plant them next to a tall metal arbor that's in another raised bed and hope they have enough space.
They take longer to start setting fruit and mine didn't set as much fruit as standard zucchini did when I was able to successfully grow it, but it's wonderful.
Would you recommend this product to a friend?