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Green Striped Cushaw
  • Green Striped Cushaw Squash
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Green Striped Cushaw Squash (20-35 seeds) (SQ163) $2.75

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Green Striped Cushaw Squash

         
 
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(C. mixta) 95 days. Big, white fruit with small, green stripes; oblong with crooked necks and bulbous bottoms. The large vines are vigorous and are good for the South. A Native American squash that has an ancient history. Great for fall pumpkin sales.
 
Green Striped Cushaw Squash
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 24
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Cissie
Location:
Paso Robles, CA, United States
Date:
September 5, 2019
          5.0
 
Cushaw in California
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful exciting plant

What are the cons? none

Review:

This summer I planted seeds which were left over from my Rare Seeds order last year. Both years have been great. I have A-frame on which they grow. After my first harvest of several cushaw, now more are blooming and growing. Yea! Californians have not heard or seen these delicious squash. Central California actually has extreme weather -- can be in the 20s or lower in winter and up to 114 in the summer with cool nights in the high 50s. No rain in the summer at all and have had drought conditions although we did have some rain this past winter. I am saving the seeds from the cushaw to replant to see if they come back. I am not much of a gardener -- just want the easy stuff and this squash is easy grow. Cut slices, brush on butter, salt and pepper and bake. Actually last night, I cut the skin off and braised them in the iron skillet.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Irishgirl
Location:
Houston, TX, United States
Date:
August 7, 2019
          5.0
 
Love this squash
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Love the taste and texture!

What are the cons? Nothing

Review:

I have a hard time growing any kind of squash in an organic garden where I live because of the dreaded squash vine borers. They take out most of my crop before I really get a good size fruit of any kind, but the cushaw melon is more resistant to them. They still attack it, but it is able to survive much longer and still produce fruit. I like the taste and texture of this squash. It is mild flavored and slightly sweet. For those who don't like the sogginess of zucchini when it cooks, this is a great replacement for it. It stands up well in a stir-fry or sauteed without getting limp or wet. It has a drier texture while still being pleasant and mildly sweet. Love them and will always plant them, even if I have to get rid of other things to make room for them.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Iialeman
Location:
Walland, TN, United States
Date:
August 6, 2019
          5.0
 
Giant Cushaw green stripe
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Plant it and forget it !

What are the cons? It takes space to expand .

Review:

I love it ! The Green stripe Cushaw is a keeper . I love the plant it and forget it part of it ! I planted it on a trellis . It went up and came down the other side, then sprawled all over the yard . The squash on the trellis, we ate and ate . The ones on the ground, we left for seed ! I will plan 10 plants next year ! A winner in my eyes !

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Olathe farmhouse
Location:
Olathe, KS, United States
Date:
July 29, 2019
          5.0
 
Winner winner cushaw dinner
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow and ignore

What are the cons? Wish I had planted more

Review:

We planted one last year to try it out, got the thumbs up from everyone so planted another this year. Just harvested the first cushaw, 20.6 lbs. we have a second one growing, wish I had planted a couple more of these. Very easy to grow, mostly left alone by the bugs and disease. We harvested this first one because the neck had a long horizontal crack in it and I was worried it would rot. When I cut into it, I discovered that the cushaw has basically “healed” around the crack and everything looked wonderful inside. Could have left it on the vine longer but better safe than sorry. Plan for plenty of room, we did a cattle panel arch which was perfect for this beast! Highly recommend, it’s a flavor reminiscent of potato that is slightly sweet. We love it oven roasted with savory flavors, tasty just like that or with some bacon as well. Enjoy!!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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23 out of 23 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Shanta
Location:
Balch Springs, TX, United States
Date:
May 4, 2019
          5.0
 
Always love them
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Prolific fruit

What are the cons? None

Review:

I grew up eating these and it was always delicious. My family is originally from east Texas. After I left home as an adult I forgot about them. My mom has been home to glory for quite some years now. Getting a hold to them a few years ago and now growing my own, I will keep them in my garden. My mom would peel them and then boil them till tender. Then she would mash them up with butter and sugar and let them bake in the oven for a bit until it browns some. It is the most delicious and sweet of its it's kind. It kind of reminds me of a sweet potato. Go really good with some collards and any kind of meat you prefer.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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