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Desi Summer Squash
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Desi Summer Squash (20 seeds) (SSQ143) $3.00
BULK SEED 1 oz (SSQ143C) $9.00

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Desi Summer Squash

         
 
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40 days. 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 are 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: 28
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.5

89.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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7 out of 8 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

9 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
oldman357
Location:
Albuquerque, NM, United States
Date:
February 8, 2018
          5.0
 
I 3 this Squash
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Heat Tolerant

What are the cons? Chickens like them too

Review:

Last year in New Mexico the weather was odd, it stayed cool for too long and then suddenly in mid May it was 100 degrees and the heat did not abate. Among the few plants that survived this squash was one of them. This squash set fruit in 110 degree heat and wasn't bothered by any of it. Even when i gave up and stopped the drip system on the garden these squash kept going. I had a plant some back after it was half eaten by chickens. This is a must grow for folks in areas that have a forecast of sustained high heat. The fruit it self was excellent a firm squash with a good "summer squash" flavor that lended it self to any dish that summer squash went in. I am going to plant it this year in a three sisters plot I cannot wait to eat more of this.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

3 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Gabby
Location:
Detroit, MI, United States
Date:
January 17, 2018
          5.0
 
Trying these with some help
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Trying these this year

What are the cons? None

Review:

I am from India and this is a mouth watering treat. It is very hard to grow in the USA. You pick them when they are tender . Cut a cross on top and season the cut with salt pepper and curry powder and just saute in a frying pan till done. I'm drooling already ,so meaty and flavored with the spices.Or it can be added like potatoes to a stew,yummy I'm buying the seeds ,can someone tell me the ideal conditions to grow these??I have raised beds

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

5 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Cologardener
Location:
Loveland, CO, United States
Date:
December 16, 2017
          3.0
 
Bland
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? Bland

Review:

Super prolific but bland. Have grown the scalloped for years which are much more flavorful. Not my favorite.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

5 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Chris
Location:
Onancock, VA, United States
Date:
October 28, 2017
          5.0
 
Some guy who goes by
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Dual Summer/Winter Yeild, Fast

What are the cons? What's not to like?

Review:

I keep seeing a lot of reviews for this as a summer squash. I let all of mine go to maturity. They don't get much bigger than softballs at their largest, between that and a tennis ball. I will go back try as a summer squash next time, but not rush to pick them all early because these vines essentially are spaghetti squash, but they don't bake into strands. They have possibly a stronger flavor than spaghetti squash. I tried to cook the mature ones as summer squash, but they didn't work out. You have to pick them small with pale skin for that. It's pretty much November and all of my squash from June-July are intact. Also they make great single serving halves. You can stuff them if your into that sort of thing.... My God! It would be great with actual stuffing! AND GRAVY! Cranberry stuffing... oh man... Jambalaya even! Much better for stuffing than using acorn squashes like Martha Stewart. Never trust anyone who was in the federal pen.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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