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Tatume Squash (20 seeds) (SSQ127) $2.75

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Tatume Squash

         
 
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A must in Mexican cuisine and also popular in certain parts of Texas. This old heirloom is picked small and used like zucchini, but this is so much better than standard supermarket zucchini! Round to slightly elongated, flavorful fruit is green in color; vigorous vining plants are fairly resistant to disease.
 
Tatume Squash
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 38
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0

94.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Todd
Location:
Mt. Pleasant, SC, United States
Date:
May 26, 2019
          5.0
 
First time grower
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? High yield, vigorous

What are the cons? None so far

Review:

If you are looking for vine borer proof, this squash is not. It does offer resistance, as it grows FAST! Each new growth is capable of rooting as well. I have read the trellising makes it more susceptible to borers, as it doesn’t allow the plant to reroot. So if the borers get one part, the others keep growing. May take a bit longer to sprout that it states in packaging. I found this squash after I lost five zucchini plants last year. I pick the squash about softball size and use just like zucchini. It Is very prolific. I planted 2 plants and have harvested about 15 squash so far (it’s only May 16) Fruit grows quickly and seems to be ready to pick in about a week or so. I have found it does better planted in the ground rather than a raised bed. I haven’t let them mature past softball size before picking, but am looking forward to trying more in various stages. Will definitely plant again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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0 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
bobby
Location:
Mobile, AL, United States
Date:
May 25, 2019
          4.0
 
hmm
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? early and vigorous

What are the cons? squash bugs still get in it

Review:

I already ate my first squash on may 18 in mobile, alabama. the vine is probably already taller than me if it was straighted out. I have it zig zagging up a trellis. It does not seem immune to the squash vine borer. I suspect it will die soon like by zuchinni last year. The bugs are borrowing out of the vines and the plant looks weaker... Also, I ate one squash off a plant yesterday and got very sick after eating it. Not sure if it's the squash or something else but thought I would say that,

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Lidia
Location:
Fountain, CO, United States
Date:
December 7, 2018
          5.0
 
Never Give Up
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? crazy robust, can use mature

What are the cons? takes a while to mature here

Review:

This is the second year growing Tatume. This year, my garden was utterly wiped out by grasshoppers. Fortunately, a single Tatume seed didn't germinate then. It germinated with the monsoon rains in July, and as I'd given up on the garden by then, I didn't even care for it (at all!!) for about three weeks. By then, it was August and it was starting to run some vines. I began to give it some water then, but I probably did not supplement by more than 12 gallons over the next eight weeks (!!). By early October, it had fourteen POUNDS of squashes at various sizes on it. If squash is a little too large to use as zucchini, simply split, take out the seeds and guts, and roast. I promise it will come out just fine. You can even wait (well, if you start it early enough and you have a long fall as I did in 2017) and harvest when fully orange, and it is delicious as a winter squash, too. This one has earned a permanent place in my garden.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Monica
Location:
Central Texas, TX, United States
Date:
October 2, 2018
          5.0
 
Beat the borers
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? prolific

What are the cons? None

Review:

I love the rapicante squash but the squash bores make it almost impossible to get squash. This squash kept producing and I backed it and was not that impressed. Then I pan saut?ed it with a sprinkle of salt, pepper, and almond flour. Totally changed my view. It was great.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Boatharbor
Location:
Houston, TX, United States
Date:
September 1, 2018
          5.0
 
Amazing
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Prolific, flavorful

What are the cons? Takes a lot of space

Review:

My husband doesn’t like zucchini, and he’s fortunate because we have had horrible luck growing it. Early this summer we got two fruit before the plant succumbed to SVB and powdery mildew. We tried these in late summer and were rewarded promptly with squash! We have four plants and they’ve taken over the garden. Right away one plant got silverleaf, but it was the first to produce so we just went with it- doesn’t seem to have affected it. The trombocino have had SVB but not these guys. And husband loves the flavor. “How come you can’t find these at the standard plant stores? All that’s there is zucchini and you can’t even grow it anyway.” We are big fans and will be planting this every year. It has vined onto the north side of a fence where it’s gettihg no sun and doing well still. Also to note, the plants that got more shade did better than those in full sun for our hot summer.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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