Summer Squash

Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 46

97.8% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
M
Location:
Manchester, TN, United States
Date:
September 5, 2017
          5.0
 
Enough already
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Great taste, insect resistant

What are the cons? Huge vines

Review:

I don't know where to begin, so I'll start at the beginning. I wanted a good zucchini that didn't take up a lot of space. I found this in the catalog and decided to give it a whirl. I could grow them vertically, they wouldn't take up much space that way. I planted 4 on a sturdy hoop trellis. 6 feet wide, 8 feet at the center height, and 14 feet long. They climbed up and down and kept going another 10 feet. I was delighted by the first tender, slender fruits. But soon they were getting larger. I just couldn't keep up with them. I chopped and chunked and froze, but they just kept making more. Then the hot dry weeks of summer came and they slowed down. I thought they would soon give up and die, nay! They were just taking a rest. I stopped counting pounds. I just want them.to stop, but darn them, they've started blooming again. One of these things was 52 inches and still tender enough to fry! I'm letting several mature. I thought it might arrest the blooms. I was wrong.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
KyBackyardFarmer
Location:
Crestwood, KY, United States
Date:
August 19, 2017
          5.0
 
Great tasting and fun plant
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, prolific

What are the cons? Needs space

Review:

This plant is easy to grow but be ready for a successful plant to take up a lot of trellis or land space. A single plant has provided up to 20 squash so get ready to share. This vegetable is so versatile; using it saut?ed, in a casserole, breads, and muffins. Grate it and freeze for later use. Only the bulbous end contains seeds which I also like. The harvest has kept in a cool basement for a couple months after harvest. If you want a straight squash, let it grow from a trellis. A curvy squash will come from a vine growing more freely.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jen
Location:
Baltimore, MD, United States
Date:
August 14, 2017
          5.0
 
Great Squash
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Tastes great, prolific grower.

What are the cons? Took a bit to fruit.

Review:

I called BCHS looking for a vining summer squash. This is the one they recommended. It is both, a summer squash and a winter squash. The taste is like a mild zucchini, the seeds are only at one end, and it is easy to grow. I recommend a strong trellis if you want long, straight squash. If you don't care if they are coiled and crooked, let the plant sprawl. Great raw, steamed, saut?ed, fried, etc.. Don't need all of the two-foot in length squash? Just cut off what you need and leave the rest on the counter for a while. Keep it upright so the goo doesn't get everywhere, it it will keep just fine. I am really loving this squash as it has exceeded my expectations. Also easy to blanche and freeze. Since this is the first year growing, I have not had time to let the squash turn into a winter squash but I can't imagine it won't perform as expected. This a a great variety if you are looking to put up frozen "summer" squash for winter meals. Highly recommend.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
TS
Location:
Seattle, WA, United States
Date:
July 29, 2017
          5.0
 
The best squash ever
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? easy to grow, prolific, tasty!

What are the cons? none

Review:

This is the best squash ever!! Great for beginners and pros alike. Super easy to grow and VERY prolific. Just a warning- these will grow multiple 10' vines in every direction. We've grown them on the ground and on a trellis, they do great either way. They have an excellent taste and can be used in all sorts of recipes. You don't even need to peel them before preparing them, as long as you pick them before they get too big, as the peel is really tender. Plus. all the seeds are concentrated to the bottom of the squash, so you don't have to worry about too many seeds. We just slice the long part up and use it just like that. The plants are so prolific that we always have tons to give away - and friends always get a kick out of their funny shape. We just love this squash so much! Very highly recommended!!!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Farmer Phyl
Location:
Yakima WA, WA, United States
Date:
July 29, 2017
          5.0
 
Great squash and very ornamenl
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Use as summer or winter squash

What are the cons? none

Review:

Grew this on an very strong arbor. The squash grew up one side, across the top, and down the other side--16-20 foot vines. The kids thought the 3 foot long hanging squash were very cool. If you don't have a tall, strong trellis, give them at least 20 feet to sprawl. Picked small, about 8-12 inches and while still green, these have a better flavor than most zucchini. Once they start to turn white, they become very bland and stringy. But just wait...when the skin turns tan and is hard, harvest and use like a winter squash. They taste like butternut, and look like an elongated butternut squash. Each fruit is about 5-7 pounds. Cut off the bulb and just cook the neck. They stored about 5 months. I will grow again, Would recommend withholding water for the last 3 weeks or so, before harvest. A more dry squash would probably store longer.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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