What are the pros? Prolific and healthy plants
What are the cons? Plants are HUUUUUUGE
I've gown this var before from another seed co.& it's my favorite. But this year I bought from Baker Creek. I planted 7 Fordhook Zucs (started indoors), These have been more prolific this year for me. Been harvesting Zucs for 3 weeks now. I harvest @ 7-9 inches. So far I've gotten 62 zucs from 7 plants! At the size I pick them, they avg about 0.8lb/zuc which is a total of 49.5lbs, & I have plenty more coming! In my area, the store sells them for 1.79/lb this time of year - that's almost $89 worth of zucs, more if you figure farmer's market prices.
I planted so many because last year was a bad year for Zucs for me & because I dug a new 300 sq ft garden (in-ground, not raised bed) which I didn't plan for so I had to fill some space. All 7 zucs went in the new garden. Planted in loosened native soil with organic granular fert & compost in the hole.
What's strange, though, is that I have not found Squash Bugs or eggs, usually they are here by now. No complaints, just strange.
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