Summer Squash

Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 48

97.9% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Joeman
Location:
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Date:
November 4, 2017
          3.0
 
How to use this squash
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? Tastes different from zucchini

Review:

3 ways to use: After blossom falls off but squash is still green and tender (12 inches or so), great breaded and fried either whole, or simply cut in half. Also delicious sauteed lightly, then mixed with baby eggplant and cooked in tomato sauce. When about 2 or 3 feet, but still green, quarter and grill the neck. The neck is ideal for processing into zucchini soup, bread, cake, etc. No need to peel or seed as skin is soft and the neck is seedless. Once the squash turns pale yellow and is about 2 inches thick at the neck, leave it go on the plant. When the skin turns tan in late summer or fall, cut the squash off the vine, being careful not to bruise the skin or bend the neck. After curing in the sun or in a dry, warm location indoors, for a few weeks, the squash should have creamy, orange flesh, perfect for making gnocchi or butternut squash soup.

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Joeman
Location:
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Date:
October 30, 2017
          3.0
 
Good but different.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy, sweet and juicy

What are the cons? different taste from zucchini

Review:

I have always had trouble growing zucchini due to bugs. This variety has excellent resistance to vine borers and mildew, but only moderate resistance to cucumber beetles. I personally love it fried or grilled, but my parents still prefer the softer texture of Cocozelle (common dark-green zucchini). Taste is subjective. People who like firm, sweet squash loved it, but people who are used to mushy stir-fried zucchini were disappointed. The best thing about this variety is that you get a long harvest period from just one or two plants, and you don't have to protect the plants from vine borers, so you can let them climb in neglected garden spaces.

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14 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
M
Location:
Manchester, TN, United States
Date:
September 5, 2017
          5.0
 
Enough already
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Great taste, insect resistant

What are the cons? Huge vines

Review:

I don't know where to begin, so I'll start at the beginning. I wanted a good zucchini that didn't take up a lot of space. I found this in the catalog and decided to give it a whirl. I could grow them vertically, they wouldn't take up much space that way. I planted 4 on a sturdy hoop trellis. 6 feet wide, 8 feet at the center height, and 14 feet long. They climbed up and down and kept going another 10 feet. I was delighted by the first tender, slender fruits. But soon they were getting larger. I just couldn't keep up with them. I chopped and chunked and froze, but they just kept making more. Then the hot dry weeks of summer came and they slowed down. I thought they would soon give up and die, nay! They were just taking a rest. I stopped counting pounds. I just want them.to stop, but darn them, they've started blooming again. One of these things was 52 inches and still tender enough to fry! I'm letting several mature. I thought it might arrest the blooms. I was wrong.

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8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
KyBackyardFarmer
Location:
Crestwood, KY, United States
Date:
August 19, 2017
          5.0
 
Great tasting and fun plant
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, prolific

What are the cons? Needs space

Review:

This plant is easy to grow but be ready for a successful plant to take up a lot of trellis or land space. A single plant has provided up to 20 squash so get ready to share. This vegetable is so versatile; using it saut?ed, in a casserole, breads, and muffins. Grate it and freeze for later use. Only the bulbous end contains seeds which I also like. The harvest has kept in a cool basement for a couple months after harvest. If you want a straight squash, let it grow from a trellis. A curvy squash will come from a vine growing more freely.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jen
Location:
Baltimore, MD, United States
Date:
August 14, 2017
          5.0
 
Great Squash
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Tastes great, prolific grower.

What are the cons? Took a bit to fruit.

Review:

I called BCHS looking for a vining summer squash. This is the one they recommended. It is both, a summer squash and a winter squash. The taste is like a mild zucchini, the seeds are only at one end, and it is easy to grow. I recommend a strong trellis if you want long, straight squash. If you don't care if they are coiled and crooked, let the plant sprawl. Great raw, steamed, saut?ed, fried, etc.. Don't need all of the two-foot in length squash? Just cut off what you need and leave the rest on the counter for a while. Keep it upright so the goo doesn't get everywhere, it it will keep just fine. I am really loving this squash as it has exceeded my expectations. Also easy to blanche and freeze. Since this is the first year growing, I have not had time to let the squash turn into a winter squash but I can't imagine it won't perform as expected. This a a great variety if you are looking to put up frozen "summer" squash for winter meals. Highly recommend.

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