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rowlandwells

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Squash
« on: November 16, 2020, 18:03 »
going to try a new squash variety next season called Mashed Potato the seed catalogue says its a new variety if this is true I can't ask anyone if they have grew it and how they rate it?

Has anyone also ordered the save variety ? well we need to give it a go :D

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Re: Squash
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2020, 21:11 »
It is an Acorn squash, most years I grow Thelma Sanders (also an Acorn squash) which has also always been described as a potato squash :) (It's my Avatar :) )
They're very reliable, fairly small fruited, and the plants don't grow as rampantly as some varieties do.
A pic of mine from a few years ago on this old post, so you get some idea of the size of the fruit
https://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=110367.msg1246043#msg1246043
and here
 https://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=82543.msg921974#msg921974

They really are reliable croppers, even in a less than perfect summer :)
Lesley x
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rowlandwells

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Re: Squash
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2020, 09:22 »
thanks Mum good picture its given me some idea what they mite turn out like being the first season we intend to have a go at growing them just a couple of things what do they taste like I know a squash  :D and i guess there much the same as the other squashes very versatile

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Re: Squash
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2020, 09:58 »
Cooked until soft and mashed with some butter, S&P, they are quite similar to potatoes IMO, just not as floury.
More like proper mash than mashed swede is, if you know what I mean  :blush:
Though I prefer them cut in half and stuffed with something tasty, then roasted YUM!

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Re: Squash
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2020, 16:13 »
sounds good to me Mum  :D :D



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