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Tokyo Blue Squash (20 seeds) (SQ139) $4.00

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Tokyo Blue Squash

         
 
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(C. maxima) 120 days to maturity. Nicknamed aromatherapy chestnut pumpkin for its incredible sweetly scented flesh, this traditional variety was so popular in Tokyo that it is known throughout Japan simply as the Tokyo pumpkin. Originally introduced by a farmer in Tachiwa City, Tokyo, it became a popular market variety thanks to early maturity, attractive blue skin and an exceptionally fine grained, aromatic, bright yellow flesh. Seeds were first made available by Watanbe Seeds of the Miyagi prefecture in 1931, and Tokyo markets were quickly filled with these signature scented squash. The virtues that made this an exemplary market variety of pre WWII Japan, from early maturity to exceptional eating quality, are exactly what makes a fantastic farmers market variety in today’s slow food renaissance.
 
Tokyo Blue Squash
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 1
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Lora
Location:
southborough, MA, United States
Date:
August 4, 2019
          4.0
 
Very loooooong vines
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, v productive

What are the cons? Oh my god vines are 50 ft

Review:

Seriously I planted one 32 sq ft raised bed and now my back lawn and about a 35 x 35 ft area (ie over half my garden) is squash vines. There's little green squash EVERYWHERE. My soil prep was dumping 2 cartloads of goat manure and throwing a handful each of greensand and rock phosphate in 1 raised bed , which was also planted with soup beans and poppies. The squash vines have choked out everything around them in the surrounding beds for 50 feet: carrots, beets, beans, radicchio, peppers, lettuce, onions, peas, now a sea of squash leaves and flowers. I tried to redirect the vines to at least just stay on the grass, no luck. They kept coming. They grow 3 feet a day. It's like kudzu, but squash. I've never seen anything like it. They're all green now, so I'm just hoping they taste awesome because there's a lot of them. Will buy again next year and plant somewhere else, like...in the shade with no fertilizer maybe? I was prepared for the usual pumpkin sprawl, not this.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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