What are the pros? Taste, strong plant
What are the cons? spiny foliage, large plant
This was my first year growing summer squash. I grew this, golden zucchini, and Lebanese bush marrow. This was my favorite by far, in terms of plant strength, yield, and taste of the squash. I didn't have the best luck with the other two varieties. Powdery mildew is bad where I live, and it ended up overtaking the other 2 varieties, even though I tried various organic remedies. This just kept plugging along without a hitch. The yield has been more than I can handle for a family of 2, with a few squash every couple of days for months. They seem to grow quicker than the others, with a squash sometimes being smaller than I'd want to pick one day, and larger than I'd want to pick by the next day. I noticed the same thing that other reviewers commented on regarding the poor storage time. This squash does not last very long once picked. The flavor is amazing. Sweet, never bitter, not watery. When beer battered, people said it tasted "like candy". For this alone, I will continue to grow it.
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