What are the pros? Gorgeous, weird, sweet
What are the cons? Not prolific
This squash plant was an entity that utterly fascinated me. Sprawling, vigorous, with many flowers, it drew me out for a look every day, even when I got home late from my office job. As others have reported, it dedicated itself to just one fruit at a time, so there were many miscarriages of baby squash while the magnum opus was growing. Once I harvested that one near Thanksgiving, a new one began to develop. I don't give it great chances of maturing, but as we haven't had a hard frost it is still hanging on in late January. Everyone who saw this squash (I had to show it to all visitors) admired it. Alas, the vivid colors faded a couple of weeks after I picked the squash. I still kept it around for two months. When I finally cut it up and cooked about a fifth of it last night, I got five cups of the best pur?ed winter squash I've ever eaten (I have always been a fan of winter squash steamed and then pur?ed with a little brown sugar and butter). To me, this was ambrosial.
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