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  • Yuxijiangbinggua Winter Squash
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Yuxi Jiang Bing Gua Squash (15 seeds) (SQ308) $4.00

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Yuxi Jiang Bing Gua Squash

         
 
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(C. moschata) 60-100 days. One of the easiest and best squash you can grow, it actually thrives in our Missouri climate. This incredibly versatile selection of squash is from southwest China and has incredible flavor. A very similar variety of squash can still be found in Central American markets from Mexico to Belize, where its ancestor originated. Unlike its Mexican counterpart, the Yuxi Jiang Bing Gua squash from China is NOT day length sensitive, making it much easier to grow in the U.S. Baker Creek’s founder Jere Gettle first saw this similar type of squash in markets in Mexico, where the green flattened fruit is typically eaten as a tender summer squash. He was surprised to see the same type at markets in Fang, Thailand, and in China. Later research explained that in China, this variety is called Jiang Bing Gua, and is most popular in the city of Yuxi, where the fruit is harvested when young and tender and used as a summer squash. In northern China, the fruit is left to mature into a delicious and sweet winter squash. We love this squash at both stages; the young fruit is tender with a nutty flavor and buttery texture, while the mature fruit is delectable, creamy, with sweet, deep orange flesh. Squash has been a major staple of the Maya since ancient times, when all parts of the plant were used, from the nutritious seeds to the fruit and even the young vines. The unusual ribbed fruit makes a beautiful display in autumn. Each 3- to 8-pound fruit is incredibly deeply ribbed; most unusual of all is the way the top of each fruit dramatically recurves toward the stem, sometimes completely enfolding it!
 
Yuxi Jiang Bing Gua Squash
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 5
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

80.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Shel
Location:
Windsor, CT, United States
Date:
August 23, 2018
          3.0
 
This was soso
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? low maintenance,

What are the cons? small squash, weird skin

Review:

Mine so far have not been great yielders compared to the other Moschata varieties I have. All the squash are small and some rot on the vine. Mine are averaging 2 pounds and the skin is a weird texture to even touch. I thought my 4 year old son would get a kick out of these but he doesn't want to even touch it, whereas he's totally enamored with the massive Musquee de Provence pumpkins we've been getting. On the plus side, the skin is so thick there is no way insects are going to gnaw them up. Vines really are exceptionally long with this variety.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Intense Urban Gardener
Location:
Sterling, VA, United States
Date:
November 16, 2017
          3.0
 
Not for northern climates
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 0.5
 

What are the pros? Pretty Flowers

What are the cons? Slow, Big

Review:

I grew 6 different varieties of pumpkin in my townhouse front yard, as well as on trellis at our local school garden. This one took off like a rocket, but then kept on going and going, with no female blossoms. 40-50ft later, in late September, well after I had 2-3 harvested pumpkins from my other trials, this started producing fruit. If you have open country and a long summer, I'd recommend this variety for its low maintenance. If space is limited, there are much better options, such as Fortna or Winter Luxury.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
The Urban Farmer
Location:
San Jose, CA, United States
Date:
May 8, 2017
          5.0
 
Fantastic
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Prolific, eye catching fruit

What are the cons? None.

Review:

I grew this is San Jose, California. The vine was creeping,crawling and even climbing. These large beautiful squash are attractive and great tasting. I am growing this again and wanted to leave some feedback.It's tasty and easy to grow, the large fruit even hang if the vine starts to climb. This plant had several large squash and I had pies for days.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
mgardens
Location:
Galena, IL, United States
Date:
January 7, 2017
          5.0
 
Strikingly beautiful/delicious
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Highly ornamental and tasty

What are the cons? smaller yield and size

Review:

Loved, loved, loved this squash. It got a lot of comments from those looking for a unique decorative squash and when we ate one...omg...now one of my all time favorites. Made the best pumpkin pie I've ever had. Seems to be a long keeper and did not have any problems with rot in the field or after picking. Will keep growing!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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21 out of 21 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Dogman
Location:
Huron, OH, United States
Date:
December 3, 2016
          5.0
 
Wow
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Plolific producer, ornamental

What are the cons? None

Review:

I have never grown anything that produces like this and I have been gardening for 35 years. I planted 4 hills and thinned to three plants per hill. Vine borers attacked the plants at their base but that was not a problem because the vines re-rooted along their entire length. The only thing that seemed to stop them was that when they got to the yard I mowed them off. They produced so many squash that I started giving them away to my friends and my church. I then began piling them in varying degrees of maturity along the road with a free sign on them. I ended up giving away about 200 squash! I ate some and still have about a dozen stored for winter. The flesh is firm, dry and slightly sweet. They also seem to store well.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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