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Candy Roaster - North Georgia Squash (20-35 seeds) (SQ240) $3.50

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Candy Roaster - North Georgia Squash

         
 
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(C. maxima) 95 days. Here is a smaller strain of Candy Roaster from northern Georgia. This type of squash is famous among the people of the Southeast. Pink, banana-shaped fruit has a blue tip and weigh around 10 lbs. Delicious, smooth orange flesh is perfect baked, fried and makes great pies; hard to find and quite beautiful.
 
Candy Roaster - North Georgia Squash
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 34
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

97.1% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Chad
Location:
Rogers, AR, United States
Date:
November 26, 2018
          5.0
 
Delicious
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Taste

What are the cons? Very long vines

Review:

These squash made delicious pies! They are great just baked too! I'm going to try substituting these in place of sweet potatoes for a casserole. I planted these pretty late and they took off and did well. They do need a lot of room as the vines are long. Mine was probably around 20 feet and that was with a late start! Definitely going to be growing more of these! Highly recommend!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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14 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Katyusha
Location:
Boston, MA, United States
Date:
October 25, 2018
          5.0
 
Completely surprised
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Incredible yields, loves heat

What are the cons? Space intensive, heavy feeder

Review:

I made a new raised bed filled with lots of loose, dark amended compost, and gently planted two small NGCR starts (I don't direct seed anymore, our springs have become too unpredictable). Then, we had one very hot, fairly wet summer - and between the heat, rich warm soil and a lot of very good liquid organic fertilizer, these plants absolutely *exploded* and took over the garden. I kept expecting something to go wrong! Critters ate most of the buttercups and delicata; squash bugs killed my Hubbards last year - but I really lucked out. Well, sort of: because the vines traveled everywhere, and are very prickly, and my skin reacts badly to squash stems, I could not weed most of that garden all summer! But I kept feeding them, put cardboard under the developing fruits, and harvested >20 squash per plant from 4lbs to 15lbs. Truly unbelievable for New England. Neighbors can't believe I have over 200lbs of squash from a suburban plot. These are vigorous plants when everything goes right.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Pepper Lady
Location:
Manteca, CA, United States
Date:
September 20, 2018
          5.0
 
Candy Roastr N G Squash
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Great flavor, huge leaves

What are the cons? Long vines

Review:

Excellent squash. First year was last year, good to excellent sweet overall taste. Stores well in our home for fall/early winter use. Like it better than the banana squash primarily due to size/refrigeration/use time. This fruit is easily used within a few days in several ways and we didn't tire of the taste or have wasted fruit (like we did with the banana squash). Great cooked, baked, smoked; in pies or pasties/turnovers.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
NB
Location:
Central, MA, United States
Date:
September 16, 2018
          3.0
 
Clobbered by pests
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Grew well

What are the cons? Susceptible, no harvest

Review:

We made a major investment of garden space for these but didn't get a single squash out of it - the plants were all decimated by pests by the end of August. It was really too bad -- they were growing so well, one of the fruits had reached 10lbs easy! Then, poof, they were all dead within a week. We may try these again next year, especially if we get some guineas to eat up the squash bugs, but if not we'll switch to something that can handle pest pressure a little better.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jawjagrrl
Location:
Mount Airy, GA, United States
Date:
September 3, 2018
          4.0
 
Amazing needs lots of room
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? prolific, large tasty fruits

What are the cons? doesn't store as well as some

Review:

Since we live in NE GA, we wanted to give these a try. Boy, did they take off! A very wet summer, and these soon took over the neighboring raised beds, the isles and the fence, requiring pruning back numerous times. Planted 4 vines and harvested a wheelbarrow full despite a lot of squash bugs in the garden. The matured faster than expected, so will start a bit later next time (I want in Sept/Oct, not early August. Delicious roasted (but don't overcook as they will go bitter). Great for pies, very sweet and unusual looking. Want to try these at a farmer's market next year. Only drawback was they were a bit invasive ( a corner of my garden looked like kudzu took over) and didn't store as long as some winter squashes (we still have waltham butternuts a year later, but these didn't make it past the holidays). If you enjoy unusual squashes, this is definitely worth a try.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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