Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in May 2017
by Kelejan Today at 12:26 am

» Hello from St Louis
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:52 pm

» Strawberry protection
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:49 pm

» Rolly Pollys
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:44 pm

» Amaranth
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:26 pm

» Ground Cherries
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:20 pm

» Double summer squash flower
by sanderson Yesterday at 8:45 pm

» Bryan Greenbeard of Minnesota's 2017 Plans
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 8:33 pm

» New in NY...Hi all
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:44 pm

» Saving cantaloupe from cucumber beetle?
by No_Such_Reality Yesterday at 5:11 pm

» New England May 2017
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 4:07 pm

» Yard and garden Maintenance Gadgets
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:57 pm

» Natural Dying ~ The Thyme to Dye is Coming!
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:31 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by Turan Yesterday at 3:19 pm

» New For 2017
by Turan Yesterday at 2:24 pm

» Planting tomatoes, cucumbers and squash back to back on wire mesh trellis.
by Veganist Yesterday at 2:17 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 12:35 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by Fiz Yesterday at 10:44 am

» Hello from TN
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 9:11 am

» Tips for compost tumbler
by jimmy cee Yesterday at 7:59 am

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 7:36 am

» Excited to be a part of forum
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:58 am

» Using Eggshells for your garden
by yolos Yesterday at 1:00 am

» Lil' Goners
by mlpii66 Yesterday at 12:40 am

» Texas Dream garden 2017
by Turan 5/25/2017, 11:50 pm

» Lower South May 2017
by Scorpio Rising 5/25/2017, 10:44 pm

» N&C Midwest: May is here! 2017
by Scorpio Rising 5/25/2017, 10:38 pm

» Maritime SGFG 2017
by yolos 5/25/2017, 9:38 pm

» has55's R & D Journey
by has55 5/25/2017, 4:26 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 5/25/2017, 2:00 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

The Volunteer Winter Squash update

View previous topic View next topic Go down

The Volunteer Winter Squash update

Post  Razed Bed on 7/26/2015, 5:51 pm

Thanks to all those who clued me in about our mystery winter squash.  As multiple posters figured out, it is Canadian Crook Neck Winter Squash.

If you know me, you know I get obsessive about learning all I can about something when it interests me.

So, like the nerdy old phart I am, I spent about 2 hours reading about this one particular squash.  It was all so interesting, and if you have a thing for botanical history, this may interest you.

1. The Canada Crook Neck Squash is a Pumpkin!
2. There is 100% verification that its heritage pre-dates 1820 United States.
3. There is anecdotal evidence of its existence in the early 17th century.
4. It was considered the best of the winter squashes for winter storage, as some frontierspeople claimed they could store this for more than a year with no ill effects.
5. The salmon-colored flesh is considered one of the tastiest, naturally sweet varieties, and it was widely used in the 18th century throughout the country.  Settlers heading West from then modern civilization included this as a staple food.

There is one interesting little tidbit that I found to be slightly off base.  This squash is supposed to be 10-14 inches in length.  The one sitting on my breakfast nook table right now is 18 inches, and there is an even longer one outside on the vine.

Razed Bed

Male Posts : 243
Join date : 2015-04-01
Location : Zone 7

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The Volunteer Winter Squash update

Post  Scorpio Rising on 7/26/2015, 6:05 pm

RB, they didn't have MM! Or else their would be the champs that you are growing! lol!
avatar
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 4672
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 55
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The Volunteer Winter Squash update

Post  sanderson on 7/27/2015, 12:15 am

One other good thing is that the long neck is pure flesh, no seeds or wasted space. Slice the neck into 1 1/2" to 2" and bake with brushed oil and seasoning.

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 13770
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The Volunteer Winter Squash update

Post  southern gardener on 7/27/2015, 12:19 am

could it be Tromboncino squash? we are growing them, and they exactly like yours! The Canadian ones don't seem to have as long of necks as yours??
avatar
southern gardener

Posts : 1887
Join date : 2011-06-21
Age : 36
Location : california, zone 10a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The Volunteer Winter Squash update

Post  Razed Bed on 7/27/2015, 5:17 pm

I am not sure after eating one last night. It was not salmon-colored inside. It was more like a butternut and tasted like hubbard. Also it had a little stringiness like spaghetti squash. The next one to pick is at least 22 to 24 inches long and weighs well over 3 pounds and maybe 5???

Razed Bed

Male Posts : 243
Join date : 2015-04-01
Location : Zone 7

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The Volunteer Winter Squash update

Post  sanderson on 7/27/2015, 8:29 pm

Did you like it?

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 13770
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The Volunteer Winter Squash update

Post  Razed Bed on 7/28/2015, 2:17 am

I just had the leftovers for my midnight supper.  It tasted better last night fresh than tonight when it was left over.

Overall, I would say it is nice, but not something to go manic over like the coconut ice cream that my wife just surprised me with.  I didn't know whether to eat it or bathe in it.  It was still 91 with high humidity and no wind at 11 PM when the baseball game ended tonight.  People started leaving in the first inning, and by the 7th inning, there probably weren't 500 left.  I could have watered a 4x4 square with the sweat on my clothes.

Razed Bed

Male Posts : 243
Join date : 2015-04-01
Location : Zone 7

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The Volunteer Winter Squash update

Post  sanderson on 7/28/2015, 3:59 am

@Razed Bed wrote:It was still 91 with high humidity and no wind at 11 PM when the baseball game ended tonight.  . . I could have watered a 4x4 square with the sweat on my clothes.
Razz

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 13770
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The Volunteer Winter Squash update

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum