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Desi Summer Squash
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  • Desi Summer Squash

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Desi Summer Squash (20 seeds) (SSQ143) $3.00
BULK SEED 300 (SSQ143B) $9.00

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Desi Summer Squash

         
 
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40 days. Our Earliest Squash! The Desi summer squash was one of the most incredible discoveries of 2015! We grew these out at the Baker Creek trial garden and were extremely impressed by how quickly the small bush-type plants started to flower and produce loads of yummy squash. In taste tests in the Baker Creek restaurant, guests overwhelmingly appreciated the nutty rich flavor of this summer squash that is a hit in India. It produces loads of round-baseball-size fruits that is great to use as you would any zucchini! A really amazing vegetable and so easy to grow. One of Joseph Simcox’s favorite finds in summer squash in years!
 
Desi Summer Squash
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 32
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.5

90.6% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Helaxe
Location:
Bellingen, Australia
Date:
December 27, 2018
          5.0
 
Great squash
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Reliable, tasty

What are the cons? Scratch easily

Review:

This squash is easy to germinate and grows quickly and compactly. The young squash are firm and flavourful. They do have a tendency to get seedy particularly in hot or dry weather so pick them when no bigger than a tennis ball. In my area squash is difficult to grow due to humidity and the resulting mildew. I have grown these for a few years now and even though they get knocked out by the mildew after a few weeks they regenerate and start to produce again. Will continue to grow them

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

16 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Courtenay_e
Location:
Oxford, MI, United States
Date:
November 20, 2018
          5.0
 
Best summer squash ever
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Drought tolerant, great flavor

What are the cons? none

Review:

I am NOT a summer squash eater. My daughter loves the stuff, so I grow it so she can eat her fill, and I use the rest for zucchini bread. Desi squash has converted me, however. Everything I don't like about other summer squash--the insipid flavor, the watery texture (so it has to be drained of the excess fluid in order to bake with it), the way it cooks to a watery mush in a saute pan--simply doesn't exist in this squash. It has a fantastic flavor, it is NOT watery, it cooks beautifully in a saute pan. Also, I am a midwife, and was very busy with births in July, when we also happened to have a drought. These plants didn't care. They just grew and grew, and gave me lots of fruit. PLUS, I have been pretty terrible about storing them properly. They live on my counter, and it's the middle of November in MI, and I'm still peeling and chopping them up and they act like they're fresh from the garden. As I said, I'm a convert, and will grow them again. And again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Matt
Location:
Dayton, OH, United States
Date:
June 27, 2018
          5.0
 
Nice summer squash variety
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Prolific and taste

What are the cons? None

Review:

This is my 1st time trying these. So far in late June much tougher than usual summer squash. Taste is slightly sweet. A little more seedy than other varieties when small but firm flesh and not watery. So far no pest or disease issues but it's early. Very prolific and fast grower. They took closer to 50 days to start producing but we had a cool spring. Overall will grow these again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Trista R
Location:
Houston, TX, United States
Date:
April 27, 2018
          5.0
 
Stubborn prolific tasty
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Compact plants, pretty flowers

What are the cons? Hard to tell when ripe

Review:

I planted these in my backyard garden and they loved Houston heat and humidity. Early producers with loads of pretty flowers. Self-seeded themselves and survived the year of garden neglect while I was pregnant. Moved them to containers in the front yard this year - I noticed them in early March and I have my first ripe squash now. (Late April) They seem to like the half barrel containers and are pretty enough not to draw the ire of my HOA. I find you need at least two plants for prolific squash production. Good flavor, I prefer them picked a little early, sliced and saut?ed. I love these and would replant even if they hadn’t volunteered. :)

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

18 out of 20 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Cheryl
Location:
Brownwood, TX, United States
Date:
February 10, 2018
          5.0
 
Tatsty
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Love fried squash. I grow this

What are the cons? Nothing

Review:

When i first came across this page in Bakers Seed catalog. It said. Desi Squash what the heck is that?? Summer Squash ! fast growing, prolific and it was a beautiful lighter green. I ordered and continue to order from bakers seeds And I grow this and Lemon squash and have tried alot of varieties this is my favorite

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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