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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:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 40
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

97.5% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Crqazy4toos
Location:
Cedar Crest, NM, United States
Date:
September 4, 2019
          5.0
 
A winner in my garden
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Stores for months, tastes good

What are the cons? none

Review:

I have grown this squash 2 years now. Last year cropped like crazy, got 6 or 7 lg (15 #'s) squash, harvested them late Sept. and was still storing them the end of March at 60 degrees in a dark closet. Started them under row cover the beginning of May. This is early for our area, our last frost can be as late as the end of May.. They took off and I kept the squash bugs off the plants until July. they outgrew the row cover and away we went! This year our weather stayed very cool for winter squash. My last frost night was June 23rd and still at 34 degrees June 31st. Of the 9 varieties I tried this year this one was the first to fruit, around the beginning of Aug. then something stopped the plant in it's tracks for about 10 days, lots of yellow leaves (not squash bugs or borers), lots of water later I still have 3 moderate sized fruit that should have enough time to ripen before row cover no longer keeps their toes warm. Will keep this one on my grow list.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Gummy Bear Hero
Location:
Christchurch, New Zealand
Date:
July 23, 2019
          5.0
 
2019 Fruit
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? A doddle to grow .

What are the cons? None

Review:

It is winter down here in New Zealand : the Candy Roasters are being baked , boiled , and souped ... I got 8 big squash off just 3 vines ... this is a cool temperate climate . . This variety is so hardy , easy to grow , and an early cropper .. we love it ... sweeter , smaller , and more flavour than the better known Pink Banana .. although some fruit get up to 12 pounds or so .... others just 4 or 5 ..

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Alexandra
Location:
Charleston, SC, United States
Date:
July 14, 2019
          5.0
 
Prolific and Beautiful
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, low maintenance

What are the cons? none!

Review:

Leave some shoulder room for this crop to grow big and sprawl - in the right conditions it is an extremely prolific crop, with its leaves larger than the size of your face and vines that will crawl onto anything it can use as a prop or form to extend upon. We live in a subtropical climate (zone 8b,) use plenty of mushroom compost in our production gardens, and mulch heavily. We had a rare dry spell for a couple of weeks and this crop not only maintained, but produced many squashes and continues to do so! We did a mix of starting seed in the greenhouse and some direct sow - all of them did splendid! Squash flesh has a vibrant color and is very sweet. Can't wait to make a pie with some of our heavy 10 pounder squashes! Highly recommend.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Rachel
Location:
Marble Falls, TX, United States
Date:
June 17, 2019
          5.0
 
Prolific growers
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? taste, abundance of fruit,

What are the cons? Squash bore bugs love them!

Review:

Here in central Texas, they are prolific growers, they seem to grow feet overnight and have such an abundance of fruit! One plant so far has had over 15 squash, it's amazing! I am actually running out of space for them to grow as I did not anticipate for them to grow as much. The fruit is awesome, mashed, eaten raw, baked, BBQd, anyways, a little similar to sweet potatoes. My only issue with these is the squash bore bugs! I lost 2 plants to them as I they had too many in them. I tried many things, diatomaceous earth, finding them and killing them every 1-2 days, spices such as chilli pepper, cracked egg shells, wrapping the base in aluminum foil - but those pesky bugs dug through it. I finally found something that works, BT spray. Not sure if it worked, or they were just at the end of their life cycle.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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30 out of 31 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
LBUNDY
Location:
SOUTH MILLS, NC, United States
Date:
February 15, 2019
          5.0
 
multiple veggie please read
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? from little to big

What are the cons? grows out of your gardendouble

Review:

If you love sweet {cucumbers} pick when they are a foot long taste better than one to me and the kids.My wife purchased a air fryer this year so we cut some of the huge ones up in small cubes and you would have thought you were eating homemade fried {potatoes}.I boiled them mashed them and everyone thought it was {sweet potatoes}.My wife made {pumpkin} pie out of them.While i cut the big ones up my kids ask for them raw in a bowl and they call them crunchy {carrots} My wife says this is her favorite thing i grow and believe me i grow lots of things.The plants stated in my garden and grew out close to 20 feet out of all 4 corners and it will root to the ground all down the plant so dont try to pull or cut around it my plants died in the garden but still lived another 2 months in the yard these things store for along time i have just used one last week i picked it about 5 months ago

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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