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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

         
 
23 Reviews | Write a Review
 
 
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 summer squash finds in years!
 
Desi Summer Squash
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 23
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.5

91.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
NorCalGardener
Location:
Stockton, CA, United States
Date:
September 13, 2017
          2.0
 
Desi just meh.
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Pretty color

What are the cons? Watery flavor, bland.

Review:

Tried as my free seed and gotta say not my favorite. I grew Pattison Golden and loved. I'll stick with it.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
ditzychick
Location:
Ava, MO, United States
Date:
August 30, 2017
          4.0
 
Easy and Productive
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, early fruiting

What are the cons? Bland

Review:

Very easy to grow. Starts producing early. Just as attacked by squash bugs as any other squash. I planted mid July and the squash bugs still showed up around first flowering. Fairly drought tolerant. I marked it down because it's a very very bland tasting squash. I will probably plant again just for the early harvest but only a couple plants.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Deb
Location:
St. Louis, MO, United States
Date:
August 27, 2017
          5.0
 
Delicious Fruits Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Delicious, easy

What are the cons? Can be hard to peel

Review:

This squash has such a delicious flavor! The plant is easy to grow and hardy, stayed compact, short vines. Three vines gave me many squash all summer, and still producing now, in August, when other types would have long been gone due to squash bugs. Small squash begin greenish and turn yellow the longer they grow. Pick early, as older fruits become hard to peel. If picked when greenish, you can cut them up and eat without peeling, but fruits that are turning yellow will need to be peeled, and those that are very yellow are almost impossible. But I keep them anyway and deal with it because this squash is the most delicious I have ever grown.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
dolly
Location:
tucker, GA, United States
Date:
August 16, 2017
          5.0
 
Great summer squash
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Productive, cute

What are the cons? none

Review:

This squash is a winner. Here it is mid August in Georgia and the squash vine borers haven't noticed this squash (I know, they will). The zukes and yellow crooknecks succumbed long ago. Desi it has produced a lot of squash for us, and we found out you do need to pick them pretty small while still greenish, because once they are yellow they are too hard to eat. It's not a bush squash, the vines have rambled a bit from home base, perhaps 3-4 feet. I can never tell the taste difference between all the summer squashes, so these taste just great to me. I usually cook them with onions and herbs anyway. My new favorite summer squash!

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:
Gerla
Location:
Alkmaar, Netherlands
Date:
August 13, 2017
          5.0
 
Great and prolific
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, prolific, tasty

What are the cons? powdery mildew,don't keep long

Review:

A wonderful little squash that keeps on producing! I have planted just one and have had to give away quite a few because my husband and I could not eat them all. We've had a hot, dry spring and a chilly and often wet summer with a lot of overcast skies. I think that is why my plant got powdery mildew. I gave a plant to two fellow gardeners and they love them. A thing to keep in mind is that they don't keep long. After picking they should be eaten or processed within two maximum 3 days. The taste is great and we like them better than zucchinis.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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