What are the pros? Lovely flavor, fast grower
What are the cons? Takes a lot of space
This variety of squash was a delight to grow. I implemented it into my three sisters garden for 2017, growing it alongside blue hopi corn and aztec cave beans. It was undoubtedly the star of the garden. It was vigorous and bloomed like crazy, which not only led to more fruit but attracted bees to my garden. We had so many squash flowers we wound up frying them for a summer treat.
As with all squash, be aware that they do not like intense summer heat. The plant suffered a bit in the mid-July heat of California, though we expected as such and dealt accordingly.
Harvesting the fruit was exciting. We had so much squash we were giving it away. It lasted a long time as well. We harvested in September and it was still fresh and ready when thanksgiving came around. The flavor is mild, sweet, and unique. Juicier than pumpkin.
What an honor to be able to grow a variety brought back from the dead. I will grow it again in the future.
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