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Tahitian Melon Squash (10 seeds) (SQ282) $4.00

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Tahitian Melon Squash

         
 
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(C. moschata) 110 days. This near-legendary butternut-type was one of the first rediscovered heirlooms that fueled the early heirloom movement. Fruit is large, to 40 lbs or more, though 12-20 pounds is more common. The orange flesh is richly fragrant, very sweet and delicious--so sweet the juice caramelizes when baked--one of the sweetest squash anywhere! Fine for use in pies, soups or desserts, and keeps for up to nine months. Has been known to produce as much as 100 pounds of squash per plant. The plants are rugged and huge.They grow over a wide range of conditions, even in the scorching-hot summers of the Southwest. Introduced by Thompson and Morgan in 1977 from seed grown by our friend Steve Spangler of Exotica Rare Fruit Nursery in Vista, California. Steve was among the earliest people to grow Tahitian Melon squash in this country, from seed originally brought from the exotic Islands of Tahiti by a sailor in the 1960s. I remember these from the 1980s Gurney’s catalogs. It helped inspire my dream of extotic seeds and places, a love of cultures and their foods.
 
Tahitian Melon Squash
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 9
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
kepico
Location:
Hillsborough, NC, United States
Date:
February 2, 2019
          5.0
 
Vigorous plants resist the bug
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Great taste, abundant fruit

What are the cons? none

Review:

Every year I try to grow squash, and every year the squash bugs and vine borers reap the fruit of my labors. Until I found Tahiti Melon Squash. These plants grew vigorously from early summer until frost and produced loads of large sized squash. Even when the weeds got out of control the plants kept producing, and they would sometimes surprise us with giant squashes we would find with the weed trimmer. The squash were sweet and have good texture, not watery like many winter squash. Keep well. A good substitute for my favorite, Greek Red Squash, which seems to have disappeared from all seed companies.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

6 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Syble
Location:
Opelika, AL, United States
Date:
November 23, 2018
          5.0
 
Tahitian Melon Squash
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? So easy to grow and amazing.

What are the cons? No dislikes for this plant.

Review:

Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company just notified me they have the Tahitian Melon Squash seeds and I am so excited. I will be ordering my seeds Dec. 1st. I grew this squash about 10 years ago but lost my seeds through the years. Am anxious to grow some this coming spring and summer. I love these squash and love to share them with friends and family. Thank you, Baker Creek. I love you. lol Sincerely, Syble Cranford

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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15 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Bennett
Location:
Greensboro, NC, United States
Date:
July 19, 2018
          5.0
 
Large and in Charge
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Taste and Size

What are the cons? Nothing

Review:

I am challenged with the squash bug and cant grow squash. Can I just say this squash is showing out. Off of two seeds I have 11 squash on the vine right now that all look to be around 8 lbs or more each...... and the squash bugs are no match for this lovely squash. They grown really large if you give them room, but vines will take over. Although I see squash bugs when I water the squash, I have to say they have not stopped the show!!! The only advice I can offer is that you have to get the squash to a certain size before squash bug season, which means you have to plant early if you are in a warmer area. Me being in 7A I am able to direct sow in March/April which gives my squash a better chance to survive before squash bug season starts. I love the taste too. It has a sweetness to it and taste good in soup and roasted. Tahitian Melon Squash I will forever grow.......

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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14 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Adam
Location:
Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada
Date:
January 8, 2018
          4.0
 
Huge and Productive
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Productive, Pest resistant

What are the cons? Texture of flesh

Review:

This squash produced like crazy while some of the other types we grew barely had anything. The squash are huge, the largest one we weighed was 18 lbs, and most of that is the "neck" which means you don't habe to deal with as much seeds. The flavour is good, I would compare to a regular butternut, but the flesh has a little more texture, kind of like spaghetti squash but more watery. They were great cut up in soups, not as much just by itself. We sell veggies at farmers markets and this one is great for cutting up and selling in bags because you get so much out of each squash! Will be growing again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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14 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Lessycurls
Location:
Greensboro, NC, United States
Date:
January 8, 2018
          5.0
 
Tahitian melon Squash
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Taste is awesome

What are the cons? Plant Early

Review:

My co-worker grew these off of the seeds I shared with him.....OMG. I am not a winter squash person, but the taste of these after roasting with a dash of cinnamon is sooooooo good!. I did a copy cat recipe from on line for the Panera bread Autumn Squash Soup recipe and used this squash. It was awesome. They grew just like the picture, Huge!!! I plan to grow these and just these this year. I live in 7A growing area and he planted them in March, and they were ready in July. Be warned the vines will take over and you do need space to grow them. The only down side, I wish I had more than the 2 he shared with me.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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