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Sweet Meat Squash (20-35 seeds) (SQ113) $3.00

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Sweet Meat Squash

         
 
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(C. maxima) 95 days. A delicious heirloom from Oregon; excellent-flavored deep orange flesh, very sweet. Fruits are large and flattened in shape. Skin color is a beautiful deep-sea-bluegreen. Our family grew this one more than thirty five years ago when we lived in Oregon. It was introduced by the old Gill Bros. Seed Co. of Portland in 1947.
 
Sweet Meat Squash
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 16
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:
Jo
Location:
New Ulm, MN, United States
Date:
February 21, 2019
          5.0
 
Long lasting
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Tasty, excellent keeper

What are the cons? None

Review:

Grew this variety in 2017. Harvested, cured, and then stored in a dark room in my basement, 65 degrees. Kept good in storage until June 2018. Nice size. Thick flesh.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Bob
Location:
Seattle, WA, United States
Date:
November 6, 2018
          4.0
 
Trouble with Sweet Meat Squash
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? 4 stars based on reputation

What are the cons? 1 star based on experience

Review:

I planted sweet meat squash seeds in anticipation of a really great squash for dinner in the fall. The reviews have been overwhelmingly positive for this variety. Following directions, I planted seeds indoors to get as big a jump on the growing season as possible. two weeks went by without any signs of germination, and after a few more days, I dug them up. All the seeds had rotted. Even though I had them in a sunny window, So, I bought a heat-mat and replanted. Sure enough, the seeds came up rather quickly. When the soil in the garden warmed up I planted the squash plants. The vines were vigorous, but only set three small squash...one about 4 pounds, one 3 pounds and one about 1 pound. I harvested them after the vines shriveled, and while small, they looked very nice. However, when I baked them, they turned out to be watery and had very little flavor. I put the blame on myself. I am committed to planting sweet meat again and will post results next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Rosebriar
Location:
Seattle, WA, United States
Date:
February 11, 2018
          5.0
 
Sweet Meat Squash
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful, vigorous, flavor

What are the cons? needs space for few fruits

Review:

I love Sweetmeat squash and grew this Near Coos Bay Oregon in the 70's and again in the Puget Sound area of Seattle. I love the beautiful slate blue-green color and the random nature of the growth. Like pumpkin, one seems to think of the vine as creature scrambling where it will. I grew this in my plant nursery in Seattle and it grew over the fence, dropping squash on the pedestrian side and scrambling down a rockery where it plopped squash between boulders to the delight of customers, especially children. The squash is huge, is excellent baked, steamed, canned, in pies or soups. It always matured for me in the maritime Pacific Northwest. I wish there were more fruits to the vine but because Sweetmeat is large, there is plenty for the fall and winter larder. I store it in an unheated basement.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
yellowbirchhobbyfarm
Location:
Grand Marais, MN, United States
Date:
October 4, 2017
          5.0
 
Best pie squash
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Flavor, Color, Size

What are the cons? 1-2 squash per plant

Review:

I have been growing sweet meat squash here in NE Minnesota for the past few years. It is the only pie squash/pumpkin that I grow anymore as its flavor just cannot be beat! In addition, they are simply beautiful and store for several months in my basement crawl space. I just pulled my first squash from the vine today, weighing in at nearly 22 pounds. The only downsides would be that you get 1-2 squash per plant and in my cold climate/short growing season, it's hard to get them to maturity before the frost. Thankfully this year we've only received light frosts through which the plants have survived. Overall, I would highly recommend due to its unmatched flavor!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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8 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
JJ
Location:
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
Date:
September 29, 2017
          5.0
 
Yum
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? tastes amazing

What are the cons? none

Review:

We tried Sweet Meat for the first time this year. We had a terrible growing year, with a cold wet spring followed by heat and drought, and we don't water the garden, so it was hard on the plants. Most of our squash succumbed to drought, but one Sweet Meat plant survived, and even managed to set three or four fruit. They matured in our very short season, and the flavor blew us away. We've eaten all but one of these squashes already, just roasted with oil and salt, and I'll be ordering more seeds for next year!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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