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Upper Ground Sweet Potato Squash (10 seeds) (SQ226) $3.00

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Upper Ground Sweet Potato Squash

         
 
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(C. moschata) 110 days This heirloom is still grown by a few people in the South. An old, hardy type that grows well even in rather poor conditions and produces an abundance of medium-large, round-to-bell-shaped, tan fruit with moist orange flesh that is said to resemble that of the sweet potato, hence the name. Sweet, good quality, and it keeps very well. A really rugged variety that is going the way of the dinosaurs if people don't work to save it.
 
Upper Ground Sweet Potato Squash
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 19
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

94.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Close the Loop
Location:
Central, OH, United States
Date:
June 23, 2018
          4.0
 
Intimidating but Terrific
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Thrives

What are the cons? THRIVES!

Review:

I try to grow food for the animals under my care - including the chickens and dogs (the dog food recipe I use calls for a small amount of butternut squash, and I like to store squash I can break open for the chickens for a mid-winter treat!) Also, "pumpkin" seeds (I think any mature winter squash seeds) are extremely high in magnesium which helps my sore gardening muscles and joints! My first experience planting them: I bought several varieties from here, and planted a few seeds each in my incredibly terrible soil (compact CLAY, no life). I meant to amend the soil later, but never did. I did not weed or water them. It was pathetic. Some seeds never sprouted, some became very weak plants. Only ONE produced ONE single fruit, about the size of a butternut. UGSW. I saved the seeds, they got moldy. I planted them anyhow, and had almost 100% germ! WHAT PROLIFIC BEASTS! I transplanted in mid June and they are thriving already. Wish my garden luck, competing with them!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Bee Girl
Location:
webb city, MO, United States
Date:
November 30, 2017
          5.0
 
Our New Favorite Vegetable
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? versatile use-flavorful

What are the cons? vines traveled

Review:

This plant grew well, growing with wet conditions early and very dry conditions in the late season. It does vine, but resists pests. Squash bugs would be on other plants but not this one. The color is lighter than pumpkin, but the flavor is sweeter. We baked the slices and pureed then froze the product. It tastes delicious in soup, casseroles, breads, rolls, and pies. The largest of the squash weighed 34 pounds. The vines were prolific producers and we will be converting more of our growing space to this plant.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Bowtie7
Location:
Tescott, KS, United States
Date:
March 2, 2017
          3.0
 
Prolific
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Extremely prolific

What are the cons? Average taste

Review:

I've never in my life seen such a prolific squash. It thrived in the sun and wind of Kansas, and it even tolerated the squash bugs better than most any other (though I did eventually have to spray). This squash shaded out Bermuda grass and choked out every other squash in my garden. It left my raised beds and spread 20 feet in every direct, climbing 6 feet into my okra and over the top of my tomato cages. It's like Kudzu. I eventually had to mow it to keep it contained. The growth came at the expense of taste. While the texture was okay, the flesh seemed watery and bland. No sense in growing 800 lbs of squash if you're not going to eat them. The color is a faded orange, and the shape is uninteresting, so they weren't particularly great for decorating either. I won't be growing these again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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16 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
timberslayer
Location:
Patterson, MO, United States
Date:
November 22, 2016
          5.0
 
Rocky Balboa of squash
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Basically pest free

What are the cons? rampant vines!

Review:

Very prolific, though they do take a long time to mature. large squash, but bugs seemed to have very little effect on the vines. Large squash, very tasty. I had lots of immature fruits that were damaged by frost. I planted in mid June, and got 5 large squash by frost. Plants actually seemed to do better the more I neglected them! The vines do sprawl so make sure you have room for them to roam. Foliage is very pleasing, and the bees really liked the abundance of flowers. I will plant them again, as they did better than any winter squash I have planted.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Leslie
Location:
Hallam, NE, United States
Date:
October 22, 2016
          5.0
 
Love them
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? So easy to grow!

What are the cons? Nothing

Review:

Wow! I got some huge pumpkins and lots of them! I love these and will always grow them. I planted the seeds then completely ignored them until harvest time, never watered or anything.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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