What are the pros? Pest resistant, prolific
What are the cons? Sprawling
Though it's not quite the sprawling, garden-hogging monster that Zucchinio Rampicante is, it's close. That said, the bugs didn't phase it, it didn't demand any care or attention from me, and it produced like crazy. All in all, a very forgiving and easy to grow squash. The fruits are delicious, especially stuffed, and they store very well. Also, one average sized squash will comfortably feed two, which makes it pretty much the most perfect squash ever. The leaves are quite large and shading, but I was able to grow cowpeas amongst the vines without an issue. Give it lots of room, lots of half-composted manure, and sit back and relax. I wouldn't recommend letting this one sprawl on top of a plastic ground cover (or a trellis) because the vines send roots into the ground as they travel, which I suspect helps it produce so prolifically and bounce back from borer and squash bug attacks.
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