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Candy Roaster - North Georgia Squash (20-35 seeds) (SQ240) $3.00

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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 fruits have 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: 32
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

96.9% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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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

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 0 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

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 0 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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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Annette
Location:
Philadelphia, MS, United States
Date:
August 10, 2018
          5.0
 
Never Ate Any Like it Before
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? It's fragrant

What are the cons? nothing

Review:

Mississippi folks usually eat what Georgia folks eat, but I had never heard of this squash.We eat a lot of yellow summer squash fried or boiled with onions around here. Some eat zucchini.A rare few eat winter squash. That's what a pumpkin is, and we all know what pumpkin pie is like. I ate my first candy roaster today. I cut it in the middle, and it was surprisingly fragrant like squash perfume. I gutted the seeds to pour in a can of peas and carrots with Louisiana hot sauce and garlic salt. Far as I know this is not traditional southern cuisine, but we all know what those ingredients are. I stood it up in a small bowl and popped it into the microwave. It did not cook evenly on every side, but every bite has been good. It had been a wet spring and early summer and all the squash vines did remarkably well. The vines look at a glance like kudzu. This vine was climbing a pine tree like kudzu It is a normal dry hot August as I write this. Most things stopped growing because it is dry now.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Susan
Location:
West Springfield, MA, United States
Date:
August 2, 2018
          5.0
 
Squash Candy Roaster
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Great for steaming baking.

What are the cons? none

Review:

This squash is wonderful! Soft, buttery and tasty. Grows and produces well. I highly recommend.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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