What are the pros? small growth habit
What are the cons? squash vine borer got to them
I grew two of these in a big grow bag full of compost, but i wish i grew more. One plant began to really overtake the other and weaken it, so I pulled the weaker plant. The remaining plant grew very fast and had tons of female flowers on it very early on. The fruit that successfully set grew large FAST, and the growth habit is EXACTLY like a zucchini plant...It doesn't have long vines that set down additional roots (atleast, that didn't happen for me.) Unfortunately, my plant was overtaken by the dreaded squash vine borer and I caught it too late. I saw the damage, slit into the stem right above the soil line, and found big white caterpillars. Not sure if the fruits will continue to grow and ripen but I guarantee next year I will grow these under insect netting because they are small/bushy enough to do so with no issues. If you have a short growing season, this is definitely a squash to go with...it grew so very fast. Plant several to ensure some of them survive.
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