What are the pros? Flavorful, disease-resistant
What are the cons? Takes up a lot of garden space
The flavor is very good. This variety is not consistent in appearance. I let two plants grow. The squash from both are pale green (not yellow); one has the warty, wrinkly look of the catalog photo, and the other is smooth-skinned. I'm delighted with their disease resistance. My Rugosa Friulana plants show no cucumber beetle damage and no bacterial wilt disease, whereas other nearby squash plants have been chewed on by beetles and are showing wilt problems. These are a bush type of squash, but are big plants that take up a lot of garden space for the amount of squash they produce - 4 feet or so across as of the end of July and still expanding. I will grow them again, but next year will put them in a different location where they have more room and won't crowd other plants.
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