Winter Squash

August 24, 2011
Hugely Disappointed
Easy to Grow 0.5
EarlyMaturity 0.5

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Planted this Japanese heirloom in 2011 with high hopes and eager anticipation. Summer was late to arrive here in western Oregon, but after a cool, wet Spring we've had ideal growing conditions for nearly two straight months. (80 degrees daytime/60 at night, low humidity, partly to mostly sunny every day. LOTS of bees throughout our garden this year, too.)Of the six varieties of squash we planted this year (Early Butternut, Discus Buttercup, Sweet Dumpling, Honeyboat Delicata, Gold Rush Zucchini, and Yokohama), every hill of two plants each has produced abundantly except for this squash. As of the end of August, I've not yet seen a single fruit on either of the two plants of this variety. It vines rampantly, cranks out male flowers like crazy, but refuses to set fruit. No wonder it was abandoned by home gardeners so long ago. Yokohama squash, you're fired.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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