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TimothyT
Winston Salem, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 23, 2002
5:03 PM

Post #30240

Speaking of Experimenting:
Anyone out there grown these types before, if so what were the growth habits, tastes, etc. Your Thoughts, likes, dislikes? LOL
8-Ball Zucchini
Condor Squash
Spacesaver Cukes
Summer Dance Cukes
dave

May 23, 2002
5:34 PM

Post #266801

I grew the spacesaver cukes last year, actually. They were fun because the plant was so incredibly small, but the fruit was also small and did not bear nearly as well as I would have liked. The fruit was a very "cucumbery" taste, which was nice. I think I would recommend it to try, just for the fun of seeing such a tiny plant actually produce cukes.

dave
TimothyT
Winston Salem, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 23, 2002
8:35 PM

Post #266882

Thanks for the info Dave, I look forward to my "tiny" bounty!!
dsrtgdn
Lancaster, CA

May 23, 2002
10:37 PM

Post #266916

I grew 8ball zukes last year. They were sold under a latin name in a local latin grocery store, I'm certain they are the same thing. Round zucchini. Growth habit was bush type. The flavor was, well, zucchini. Production was on par with bush patty pan type squashes. I think I got about 6 zukes (per plant) before I stopped picking them small and waited to see how big they'd get. Answer, big enough to slice in half and stuff. About the size I could comfortably hold in my hand. The medium size ones were great sliced horizontally brushed with olive oil and grilled.

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TimothyT
Winston Salem, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 24, 2002
11:04 AM

Post #267244

Thanks dsrtgdn I can already taste those zukes on the grill!!
Wingnut
Spicewood, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 15, 2002
10:19 PM

Post #282180

Ditto what Dsrtgdn said about the 8-balls! I grew them a couple years ago and they were fun. I can't remember who it was that grew the Summer Dance cukes, but someone said they tried them and they had a nice flavor. Can't remember much else, though.

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