Winter Squash

Royalston, MA
February 20, 2014
Grows like crazy
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

What are the pros? Tastes fantastic! Pie, soups.

What are the cons? Deer liked the vines.


These grew like gangbusters! One even went up the side of the screened porch where I had to dislodge it, putting it back on the ground. Then another vine tried to climb into the Maple tree so I had to redirect that vine, also. The vines seemed to grow another foot each time I looked at them. Provided lots of fun and interest. The squashes were huge, weighing at least 20 lbs each with each vine producing about 2 squashes. In my opinion, these are some of the best squashes to use for pies, puddings, savory squash soup, etc. It took a large knife and a hammer to crack the shells, cutting them open. Then I cleaned out the pieces and baked them. (Reserve seeds for growing next year or fry/bake them for eating). If you mash butter, brown sugar, a tiny drop of vanilla and a dusting of cinnamon into the cooked pulp, you'll think you are in Heaven.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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