Winter Squash

Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 29

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Midwest Mother
Location:
Belton, MO, United States
Date:
February 23, 2019
          5.0
 
Luxury Pumpkin best pie soup
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? can harvest as green pumpkins

What are the cons? Squash bug wreck havoc

Review:

JMJ One growing season winter came early so I harvested the unripe green pumpkins and they made delicious soup. Ripen they make the best delicious pumpkin pie. I try to grow them every year in my raised bed garden and one year they outgrew the raised bed and I moved a cage cover I use on some of my plants over to the raised bed and they grew on top of that setting fruit. Thank you for offering these old pioneer favorites again. It is a beautiful smooth pumpkin and easy to cut and I roast the seeds for winter storage too. I recommend this for both ripen pumpkin and green pumpkin for soups, at any size they seem to be quite a treat. I plant the seed and cover them because of the squash bug problem in MO.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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15 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
MTbluebird
Location:
Manhattan, MT, United States
Date:
January 21, 2019
          5.0
 
Pollination tricky worth it
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? easy to grow, great taste

What are the cons? nothing

Review:

I grew these last summer in Montana, zone 4b. I had trouble in the beginning- none of the baby pumpkins would continue growing after the blossoms fell off, eventually rotting and dying. I did some research and found my male blooms were not pollinating the female flowers, so I did it all by hand- just rubbed some pollen onto my finger and fertilized the female pumpkin flowers with it. Even with a short growing season, made even shorter by not realizing for several weeks that I had to hand-pollinate, I ended up with over 100 pounds of pumpkins from 3 plants and 16 pumpkins. Our first frost was the second week of September, so I brought the greenish ones inside and they continued to ripen. Some pumpkins grew to 11 pounds . Despite the warnings of short shelf life, I just cooked our last pumpkin in January, and the flesh was still fantastic. These will always have a place in my garden. They are beautiful, delicious, and prolific.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
John
Location:
Albuquerque, NM, United States
Date:
December 2, 2018
          5.0
 
Great flavor thin skin
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Great flavor, thin skin

What are the cons? None

Review:

This year was my first time growing these. I have used one to make an Afghan stew from cubed pumpkin. The pumpkin has thin skin so was relatively easy to peel without wasting much meat. The pumpkin yielded 8 cups of cubed fruit (exactly what I needed). The stew had great sweet flavor. Will definitely grow again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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31 out of 31 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
J.A.
Location:
Olympia WA, WA, United States
Date:
February 1, 2018
          5.0
 
Winter Luxury great in pies
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Good flavor, creamy texture

What are the cons? None

Review:

A friend gardens on my property. I benefit from what she grows; including delicious pumpkin pies made from Winter Luxury Pie Pumpkins. To maximize space, she trellised these squash plants down the middle of a planter box and then planted carrots around the perimeter. Small space -- lots of food!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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13 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Alyss
Location:
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Date:
September 27, 2017
          4.0
 
First Time growing
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Space saver and Beautiful!

What are the cons? Powdery Mildew Magnet

Review:

This was my first year growing these, and as promised they grew to be about 3 pounds and had gorgeous white netting on them. They were fairly easy to grow, forming large leafy vines, that only were about 2-3 metres in length. I planted the Flat White Boer Pumpkin at the same time, and in comparison these pumpkins were far more suceptible to powdery mildew, such that near the beginning of September my winter luxury pumpkin vines were all compromised, while at the end of September now the Boer Pumpkin vines are just starting to show signs of deterioration. I will plant these again, but I will keep a close on the leaves next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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