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Post  cindre2000 on 6/5/2013, 7:25 pm

Squash (both summer and winter) seems to be my Achilles heel. For the past few years I have planted several varieties and I can count, on two hands, the number of squash I have produced.

This year I planted Tatume, Mongogo du Guatemala, and Lebanese White Bush Marrow as my summer varieties. I also have some Shamrock, Queensland Blue, and Burgess Buttercup that I planted since I did not sell them.

The summer varieties are all about to flower! I have my finger's crossed.
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Post  cindre2000 on 6/5/2013, 7:26 pm

What varieties do ya'll suggest for a hot humid climate?
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Post  TexasTracy on 6/5/2013, 7:37 pm

I planted Tatume this year and it was growing great, but all of a sudden has basically stopped. I think one vine was growing about 4 inches a day...was. I've gotten 2 squash from it so far. Now what I do have blossoming are all males.

I will cross my fingers for you!
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Post  GWN on 6/5/2013, 7:46 pm

I am not a really hot climate, but I have Australian Butter squash and Potamarron both flowering, only females so far.
Really looking forward to this, I tried last year but got started too late, and the first frost came before they ripened, so this year I am a whole month ahead.
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Post  cindre2000 on 6/6/2013, 9:07 am

Thus far I have grown vicariously through my grandparents. They live in northern Ohio and have always grown lots of squash. I send them about 15-20 packets of heirloom squash seeds every year.

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Squash I have tried and failed with: Yellow Crookneck, Yellow Straight Neck, White Pattypan, Yellow Pattypan, Lebanese White Bush Marrow, Thai Pumpkin, Sugar Pie Pumpkin, Delicata, and Thelma Sanders Sweet Potato.

Maybe this year will be different!
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Post  cheyannarach on 6/6/2013, 12:23 pm

Last year my father in law grew tons of yellow crook neck and I had the best luck with spaghetti squash, I grew 2 different types and they really thrived. I also grew butternut and zucchini and neither of them really took off, I think I got one of each from the plants!
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Post  southern gardener on 6/6/2013, 12:32 pm

Anyone grown Delicata? I read it's really flavorful and prolific. I have a few planted and starting to get the fruits........can't wait!!
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Post  cindre2000 on 6/6/2013, 8:38 pm

The year I grew Delicata, the plants got pretty big, but I only got 1.5 squash. Once the SVB's found them, I was out of luck.
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Post  Lindacol on 6/6/2013, 9:39 pm

southern gardener wrote:Anyone grown Delicata? I read it's really flavorful and prolific. I have a few planted and starting to get the fruits........can't wait!!

I have delicata growing this year. I have 3 vines and they are loaded. At least a dozen growing, most already bigger than I had before. The last 2 yrs I tried using a packet from Ferry Morris and they were not hardy nor prolific - got only a couple of squash. This time I bought honeyboat and another variety that escapes me at the moment.
A 4th vine from one of the packets is a surprise - Jack be little pumpkins and there is probably at least a dozen on that vine.
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Post  southern gardener on 6/7/2013, 12:29 am

Lindacol wrote:
southern gardener wrote:Anyone grown Delicata? I read it's really flavorful and prolific. I have a few planted and starting to get the fruits........can't wait!!

I have delicata growing this year. I have 3 vines and they are loaded. At least a dozen growing, most already bigger than I had before. The last 2 yrs I tried using a packet from Ferry Morris and they were not hardy nor prolific - got only a couple of squash. This time I bought honeyboat and another variety that escapes me at the moment.
A 4th vine from one of the packets is a surprise - Jack be little pumpkins and there is probably at least a dozen on that vine.

thanks for the info. I've had trouble with a few of the Ferry Morse germinating...some great and others with very few...weird.
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