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terri_emory
Alba, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 28, 2012
7:30 AM

Post #9060245

I bought these seed thinking it might be interesting. I had thought I would trellis the vines; however, after researching online I've found a site that state the squash can weigh up to forty pounds.

Do any of you have any experience with this variety? Should I be planting this in with the pumpkins, watermelons and cantalope? I can see this turning into one of my wild experiments where the watermelons take over the rose beds!
1lisac
Liberty Hill, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 30, 2012
1:23 PM

Post #9063404

You will get a better response on the veggie forum. just what you need a 40 lb squash!
Doug9345
Durhamville, NY
(Zone 5b)

March 31, 2012
5:46 AM

Post #9064047

I've never grown it. I see where it is of the species C. maxima. These tend to have large vines. Many of your bigger squashes and pumkins are C maxima. I'd plant them with the pumpkins.
1lisac
Liberty Hill, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 31, 2012
6:52 AM

Post #9064149

Im not sure about trellising the vines if the fruit is THAt big. LOL Ive seen this variety discussed on the veggie forum, thats why I suggested it. : ). Didnt realize it got that big.
terri_emory
Alba, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 2, 2012
7:24 AM

Post #9066618

Thanks, 1lisac. I'll head to the veggie forum, but I'm making room in my plans for the pumpking patch. Can you imaging standing under a trellis and looking up at a 40 lb squash! That is supposing that the trellis were able to support many 40 lb squash...LOL!
1lisac
Liberty Hill, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 2, 2012
6:51 PM

Post #9067530

I use pantyhose to tie up some of my climbing veggies can you imagine the size of those pantyhose?
terri_emory
Alba, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 3, 2012
6:36 AM

Post #9067907

Snort! ☺
risingcreek
sun city, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 29, 2012
11:25 AM

Post #9102606

it is technically a pumpkin, i think, but is sort of like a butternut squash is size and taste if that helps. they are more long and cylindrical then round
terri_emory
Alba, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 30, 2012
6:05 AM

Post #9103581

Thank you very much! I've deicded to put them in the watermelon patch and see what happens. =+)

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