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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. Fruits are 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:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 6
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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5 out of 6 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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4 out of 6 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

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3 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Amityodds
Location:
Prescott, AZ, United States
Date:
January 6, 2018
          5.0
 
Beasty Beauty
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Big, Tropical, Delicious

What are the cons? Needs tons of room

Review:

I planted two seeds in a new garden bed filled with fresh mulch and rabbit manure. One got eaten, and one grew. In hindsight, I’m grateful to the critter that took out one of the seedlings, because the plant that survived tried to take over the world. It was HUGE! It spread in all direction, rambling over my trellises and the garden fence, and growing these gorgeous, tropical blueish gray leaves. The 5 fruit grew to a great size, the biggest squash I’ve managed so far, and they were very sweet and dense. I made delightful pies out of them. The vine withstood our 100F degree weather, drought conditions, crowded beds, and inconsistent watering. A great choice for the upper dessert, if you have a big space for it. This will be in my garden every year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Megan
Location:
San Marcos, CA, United States
Date:
November 26, 2017
          5.0
 
Vigorous Productive Huge
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Huge squash, productive vines

What are the cons? none

Review:

Want to impress your friends and family? Grow this squash! I planted these in my raised beds and the vines have been super hardy and vigorous and have produced several large squash per vine. I can never get things to grow as big as they're supposed to (watermelons that should grow to 40 lbs end up being about 2 lbs....), but even I got a whole bunch of Tahitian Melon squashes that were in the 7 - 9 lb range, which is still huge as far as I'm concerned! None of mine actually grew the crookneck - some vines produced squash that were a more classic butternut squash shape, while others had fruit that were ever-so-slightly ribbed. All of them grew quickly, though, and continued to produce new squash even into the fall.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Courtney T
Location:
Tipp city, OH, United States
Date:
August 31, 2017
          4.0
 
Squash bug snack
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? 100% germination

What are the cons? Pests

Review:

I grew 4 types of winter squash this year, and I have to say that despite regular sprayings of neem oil and bribing my 6 year old to pick as many stink bug/stink bug eggs off as he could find, I was still fighting a losing battle! None of my other squash plants (including summer squash) were effected nearly as badly. Possibly because the party was on the Tahitian melon. They also didn't grow nearly as large as suggested. That being said, they were the first to germinate and produce fruit and the vines easily grew to be 15-20 feet long. I have a couple seeds left and will try again next year, but I won't be holding my breath on a better outcome.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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