Long Storage Squash

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We still have 2 or 3 spaghetti squash left from the garden and still in pretty good shape... We only had 1 ripe butternut last year so going to have to find another variety that may be faster to mature.
We have 1 or 2 to keep late, 1 or 2 to eat early. As I said somewhere, about half of the spaghetti squash didn't get beyond green before frost. They were the generic spaghetti.

Oh. But, maybe you were referring to Butternut.

I really only eat the spaghetti squash, I like the others ok but don’t eat them much. I would like to find one that will grow here dependably and I enjoy eating more regular.
I'm still not sure ;)!

Well, here is a 2020 idea for the spaghetti squash patch:

What about Small Wonder spaghetti squash? Lots of outfits sell the seed. 80 days to maturity ... that must be early even for an acorn, right? I am trying to give this type a fair shake but they are new to me.

;) Steve
 

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Wow, @henless !

I'm checking those out ..

, even if the environment here is very different from the one you have experienced this (& last ;)) growing season.

Steve
The Cherokee are very similar to the Seminole hanging pumpkin. I've never tried the Seminole, but people who have grown both say there are differences between the two.

I got mine from Deep South Homestead on Etsy. I think they have some up on their store now. If you want, I'd be happy to send you some of mine. They are saved from last year, so can't guarantee if they are viable or not.

My only complaint with them is that the flesh isn't very thick. Since I normally don't store my pumpkins whole, I don't need them to last a long time. I plan on planting some sugar pumpkins this spring and see which I like better.
 

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I'm so confused on a few levels here....

First your in zone 5/6 and are saying you cant grow a lot of squash types (like butternut) because the season isnt long enough??? Butternut squash is only 95 days until harvest, in zone 5 or 6 you should have between 130 to 175 days of growing season.

I am zone 5B and have successfully grown acorn, spaghetti, butternut, delicata, and hubbard squashes. Also successfully grown watermelon and cantaloupe. Also several pumpkin varieties like krunchkin, blue doll, warty goblin, cinderella, fairytale, and Connecticut field pumpkins. The lady down the road even grows giant pumpkins which are 120 days til harvest.

So what am I missing here? 🤔
 
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I'm so confused on a few levels here....

First your in zone 5/6 and are saying you can grow a lot of squash types (like butternut) because the season isnt long enough??? Butternut squash is only 95 days until harvest, in zone 5 or 6 you should have between 130 to 175 days of growing season.

I am zone 5B and have successfully grown acorn, spaghetti, butternut, delicata, and hubbard squashes. Also successfully grown watermelon and cantaloupe. Also several pumpkin varieties like krunchkin, blue doll, warty goblin, cinderella, fairytale, and Connecticut field pumpkins. The lady down the road even grows giant pumpkins which are 120 days til harvest.

So what am I missing here? 🤔
i'm thinking that it just may get too hot for them and they fry... that is my guess...
 
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