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Greek Sweet Red Squash
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Greek Sweet Red Squash (15 seeds) (SQ166) $2.75

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Greek Sweet Red Squash

         
 
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(C. moschata) 95 days Here is one delicious squash; the long-necked, reddish-tan fruit are filled with sweet, deep orange flesh that's richly flavored. This was the most popular squash here at Baker Creek in 2004! Attractive, large vines are highly productive. It is very resistant to squash beetles, too! This variety is super-rare, and I believe we are the only source.
 
Greek Sweet Red Squash
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 34
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5

94.1% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Pat
Location:
Harleysville, PA, United States
Date:
October 11, 2017
          4.0
 
Very insect resistant
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Exceedingly pest resistant

What are the cons? large seed cavities.

Review:

I've had severe pest problems since moving from the west to east coast. Reading the reviews on this squashes bug resistance, I decided to give it a try. The vines are vigorous, spreading 30-40 feet in all directions. They do set fruit late, and I was worried they would fail to ripen. Once set, however, the vines just keep going, setting more fruit which quickly gain size. Vine borers did infest the plants, but the aggressive rooting at each leaf node kept the plants going. Squash bugs decimated my summer, and spaghetti squashes, but largely left this variety alone. By late August some fruit began to turn orange, and I tried one out. The seed cavity is large and the meat thin. The watery flesh was disappointing and not sweet. Since harvest and curing the rest, the squashes undergo an impressive transformation. Once the fruit is solidly orange and cured for several weeks, the flesh becomes much more reminiscent of butternuts. Some texture, but sweet and flavorful. very productive too.

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:
Kirk
Location:
south eastern, IA, United States
Date:
September 28, 2017
          3.0
 
Hardy large.
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Hardy, large

What are the cons? amount of flesh per fruit

Review:

Grew this along with Burpee's Butterbush, and Waltham butternuts in hoophouse last year. This produces a vigorous, hardy vine that thrives on neglect. The fruits are large and beautiful. However, the necks were not nearly so large (nor totally filled with flesh) and the cavity was also large. Both the other butternuts equally as productive per area and had more usable flesh. Butterbush, though small, had the best flavor and deepest orange flesh so I crossed it with Greek Sweet Red and am growing out the cross this year. I am already getting several with the large size of GSR (but haven't eaten any yet, so the verdict is out on how well-filled they are). I would recommend if you have a hard time growing the more "domesticated" butternuts as it is vigorous and productive, but for eating quality or flesh yield it is similar or lesser than some other butternuts. YMMV. Cheers!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kim
Location:
Reston, VA, United States
Date:
January 26, 2017
          4.0
 
Hardy and productive but bland
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Ease and production

What are the cons? Flavor

Review:

For us this vine was extremely hardy and large. It took over at least a quarter of our garden plot and 7 foot high trellis. We had serious problems with squash bugs in our garden, but it didn't bother this plant at all. It produced a lot of squash, although they took a long time to ripen. Ultimately, the flavor was lacking. For us, it was bland, not sweet, and we ended up throwing a lot of the squash away at the end of the season.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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13 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
JDauray
Location:
Round Lake, IL, United States
Date:
January 22, 2017
          4.0
 
Best tasting squash EVER
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor, Bug Resistance

What are the cons? Slow Grower, Low Production

Review:

I have grown this variety two years in a row in Illinois, about 30 miles from Lake Michigan, and 20 miles south of Wisconsin. Upon planting, the seeds come up easily and the plants grow well, however, they take forever to set fruit. In the beginning it is slow and sporadic. It is only when you get to around September that the vines set fruit like mad, but given our growing season, it is often too late. The end result is that off of 8 vines, I typically get 3-4 grown to maturity. While that sounds like it isn't worth the effort, you would be wrong, because there is no better tasting squash out there. The fruits are quite large at maturity, they will keep for several months, and because they are so creamy, sweet, and amazingly delicious, I save them exclusively for holidays and special occasion meals. In other words, these are Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine's Day, or birthday quality squash. Savor them, and if you have a longer growing season - lucky you!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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12 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kat
Location:
Columba, MO, United States
Date:
January 7, 2017
          5.0
 
Greek Red Squash
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Very Hardy

What are the cons? None, It is a a winter squash,

Review:

This is an excellent winter squash. I have grown it in wet or dry years and the results have always been good. It makes excellent puree baby food, cake, yeast rolls and pie. It is resistant to the scourge of my garden- squash bugs and Japanese beetles. Produce in good soil or marginal. If you grow it, you will be successful.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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