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Who loves cushaws?

 
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Well we do. They love our hot, dry summers. They keep well, they taste awesome, and they're pretty to look at.



What's not to love?
 
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I'm going to try them, thanks Burra!
The biggie for me is they're a mixta species and shouldn't cross pollinate with my other squash.
Avoiding crossing makes seed saving cucurbits a bit of a juggling act for me.
Now I've reduced my annual gardens in favour of food foresty areas,
I've got more room to grow big, sprawling vines.
Bring it on.
And they come in 'stripy'! Gotta love a stripy vegetable
 
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Leila Rich wrote:
The biggie for me is they're a mixta species and shouldn't cross pollinate with my other squash.
Avoiding crossing makes seed saving cucurbits a bit of a juggling act for me.



That was a biggie for me, too!

It means I can grow them anywhere I've got a spare patch of ground, assuming I keep all my seed - it's getting difficult to source seed so don't waste any!

I should have some to share if anyone wants some, though I think it's easy enough to get in the US. Any Europeans want any? Am I allowed to send any to you Leila? Or are the regulations too strict? Have Candystick Delicata, too. And some Oregon Homestead...

Here's a few links with more photos and info on them.

http://www.thenovicechefblog.com/2011/10/cushaw-how-to-clean-it-and-how-to-use-it/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cucurbita_argyrosperma

http://www.friendsdriftinn.com/gardening/just-what-is-a-cushaw.html

http://comebackcreek.com/?p=921
 
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