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

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Desi Summer Squash

         
 
35 Reviews | Write a Review
 
 
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: 35
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.5

91.4% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Back to Basics with Krystal
Location:
Dayton, TX, United States
Date:
June 5, 2019
          5.0
 
Tasty squash
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, early producer

What are the cons? None

Review:

The seeds germinated quickly, and the young seedlings survived my garden flooding. I don't think their growth was stunted at all. The plants are compact, but are loaded with small fruits. And I mean loaded. So far the plants are handling our Texas humidity & heat. Other plants wilt down during the heat of the day, but not these. The squash themselves are tasty, with a flavor that's a little more complex than "normal" summer squashes. They held up well during cooking and didn't get overly mushy. My only recommendation is to pick them just before the turn tan, the skin was a little tough on the tan ones.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Texasgardner
Location:
Georgetown, TX, United States
Date:
June 3, 2019
          5.0
 
Very fast
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Very fast

What are the cons? Texture

Review:

I trans planted these in the garden March 30th. These were the first squash to make. I’ve been battling powdery mildew, but this variety doesn’t seem to care much. I think I will always grow these because they make so fast I can beat the vine borers. I’ve lost several yellow squash and zucchini recently (end of May) and these look fine still. The texture isn’t perfect, but hey they seem to be a guaranteed harvest for us.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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12 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Hoosierseedsaver
Location:
Central, IN, United States
Date:
February 22, 2019
          5.0
 
Desi
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Prolific, Early, not mushy

What are the cons? Readily cross-pollinates

Review:

Fantastic squash overall. Pests didn't phase the plants at all. These remain semi-final after cooking and are great for stuffing because they can hold up to the extra cooking time. Excellent cooked in the microwave. Just add items like spicy salmon, ham, cheese or whatnot and heat until the filling is piping hot. Doesn't seem to affect the Desi texture at all IMO. These need monitored on a near-daily basis. I find that the best squashes are the ones that are the ones that are a bit bigger than a baseball, BUT are just starting to get a touch of yellow. Never let them go full-blown yellow. They are more gourd-like at that point. Always pick at the first sign of yellow and never let them go past softball size. Some will never have the right size/color combo. Just pitch those. They're so prolific, that once they kick in, you'll never run out if you have 2 plants. If you are a seedsaver, plant 40 yards away from other varieties. Trust me on that one. Just buy these seeds. I do.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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12 out of 12 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

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38 out of 38 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

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