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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: 36
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0

97.2% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 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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2 out of 2 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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1 out of 1 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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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
seedyhoosier
Location:
Central, IN, United States
Date:
July 13, 2018
          5.0
 
Tatume Summer Squash
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Best grilling squash

What are the cons? Not prolific on trellis

Review:

This is the best grilling squash I've ever eaten. I grill burgers on a perforated griddle when Tatumes are being grilled. When I pull the burgers, I slide the Tatume slices over to greasy griddle surface and turn the heat up. The slightly charred, 3/8"-1/2" slices are so delicious that they often get eaten in a bun WITHOUT A BURGER. There are never any leftover Tatume slices...ever. They are fantastic as a topping for the burgers as well. They are delicious when prepared the same as any other summer squash too. As far as the plants go, they are hardy. Last year I trellised them on 8' hog panels. I only got 2-3 squash per vine last year. This year, I am trellising AND ground running from the same hills for an honest productivity analysis. I pick them when they are about the same diameter as a large hamburger bun. They hold well on and off the vine...probably better than any other summer squash I've picked as a summer squash. I will continue to grow, and grill, Tatume

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Elizabeth
Location:
Las Cruces, NM, United States
Date:
June 29, 2018
          5.0
 
Great desert squash
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Better taste and texture

What are the cons? None

Review:

I'm gardening in the high desert of New Mexico. The elevation is 5400 feet, the wind can be vicious coming off the mountain and the sun is quite intense. This squash produced wonderfully. It will be in my future gardens.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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