What are the pros? productive, pretty, vigorous
What are the cons? large fruits break easily
This squash is the gift that keeps on giving. We ate it young, we ate it old, we gave it to friends and neighbors, we begged them to take more, we fed it to our ducks, we used it for holiday decorations, AND we still managed to put by enough winter squash that we feel confident we shall weather any apocalyptic event with full bellies no problem.
This squash is wonderful picked young (under 12 inches long), sliced, fried in butter, and sprinkled with Parmesan. Good grilled, too. Left to mature on the vine, this squash will harden and turn tan. These are great cubed and roasted. Three months post-harvest and we've had few issues with storage, beyond their size. Leave a good hunk of vine on the necks when harvesting. Be careful with large fruits as they will break under their own weight when you pick them up.
A vigorous producer that shrugs off pests, but give it a lot of room. Like a good 30 feet or more. And be prepared to be the friendly neighborhood Zucchini Claus - no joke.
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