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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: 11
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
RLP
Location:
Saint Louis, MO, United States
Date:
September 14, 2019
          5.0
 
Got squash
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? High yield, easy to grow

What are the cons? Make sure you have room

Review:

Just started harvesting squash off my 1 mound (3 seeds). So far I have 20 squash weighing over 160lbs total. Other than occasionally watering it, this plant took care of itself. No issues with squash bugs either, every other squash I've tried to grow has been plagued with them. Would highly recommend. Just make sure you have room for it, it can easily spread 20 feet from the central mound.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Countrymom
Location:
Prescott Valley, AZ, United States
Date:
August 29, 2019
          5.0
 
WOW I Did it
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy & Abundant!

What are the cons? None!

Review:

My First Garden!! New to AZ ! I had many fails .. as expected, but this Tahitian Squash was the easiest of all plants. No disease, pest free and WOW - HUGE squash. Vines are traveling a foot per day, but I have plenty of room. We have approximately 6 that are 10lbs and still growing and about 15 that have started ( 1-2lbs ea) from 2 plants!! My neighbors are almost driving off the road to see them. Beautiful Beast of a plant. So exciting to see success. ??

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 7 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

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6 out of 8 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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17 out of 17 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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