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Songbird,

Thanks for recommending buttercup squash last winter. I planted a few this spring and we just had the first one for dinner last night. Very good, the best squash we've had so far. It has a texture like custard, unlike some winter squash which are very fibrous. Dark orange flesh and great flavor.

We also planted Tokyo Blue, which we've never had before. Apparently they have a blue squash festival in Japan when these ripen. I'll post a review when we try some.

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Songbird,

Thanks for recommending buttercup squash last winter. I planted a few this spring and we just had the first one for dinner last night. Very good, the best squash we've had so far. It has a texture like custard, unlike some winter squash which are very fibrous. Dark orange flesh and great flavor.


y.w.! glad you liked them. we also grow some kabocha like
squashes which have crossed with the buttercup, both hold up ok
to the squash bugs/borers. that's why we grow them.


We also planted Tokyo Blue, which we've never had before. Apparently they have a blue squash festival in Japan when these ripen. I'll post a review when we try some.


we like squash, so hope to hear it is a good one.

cheers, back to getting the tomatoes done we picked today...


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We also planted Tokyo Blue, which we've never had before. Apparently they have a blue squash festival in Japan when these ripen. I'll post a review when we try some.


how were these?


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On Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 10:08:44 PM UTC-5, songbird wrote:
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We also planted Tokyo Blue, which we've never had before. Apparently they have a blue squash festival in Japan when these ripen. I'll post a review when we try some.


how were these?


songbird


The Tokyo Blue were very similar to the Buttercup in taste and texture. The main physical difference was the color of the skin, more of a blue-green than true blue. Also, the Tokyo Blue seemed more spherical. The Buttercup produced significantly more fruits per plant so we'll do those in the coming garden season as opposed to the Tokyo Blues.

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Pavel314 wrote:
songbird wrote:
Pavel314 wrote:
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We also planted Tokyo Blue, which we've never had before. Apparently they have a blue squash festival in Japan when these ripen. I'll post a review when we try some.


how were these?


The Tokyo Blue were very similar to the Buttercup in taste and texture. The main physical difference was the color of the skin, more of a blue-green than true blue. Also, the Tokyo Blue seemed more spherical. The Buttercup produced significantly more fruits per plant so we'll do those in the coming garden season as opposed to the Tokyo Blues.


i hope it goes well! as usual i'm daydreaming this time of the
year about what i want to do this coming planting season.

have you ever grown Red Kuri squash?


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On Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2:49:52 PM UTC-5, songbird wrote:
Pavel314 wrote:
songbird wrote:
Pavel314 wrote:
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We also planted Tokyo Blue, which we've never had before. Apparently they have a blue squash festival in Japan when these ripen. I'll post a review when we try some.

how were these?


The Tokyo Blue were very similar to the Buttercup in taste and texture. The main physical difference was the color of the skin, more of a blue-green than true blue. Also, the Tokyo Blue seemed more spherical. The Buttercup produced significantly more fruits per plant so we'll do those in the coming garden season as opposed to the Tokyo Blues.


i hope it goes well! as usual i'm daydreaming this time of the
year about what i want to do this coming planting season.

have you ever grown Red Kuri squash?


songbird


Not yet but I told my wife about them and she ordered some seeds for this year.

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On Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2:49:52 PM UTC-5, songbird wrote:

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i hope it goes well! as usual i'm daydreaming this time of the
year about what i want to do this coming planting season.

have you ever grown Red Kuri squash?


Not yet but I told my wife about them and she ordered some seeds for this year.


if i can find some seeds i'll give 'em a try.


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On Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 12:52:08 PM UTC-5, songbird wrote:
Pavel314 wrote:
On Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2:49:52 PM UTC-5, songbird wrote:

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i hope it goes well! as usual i'm daydreaming this time of the
year about what i want to do this coming planting season.

have you ever grown Red Kuri squash?


Not yet but I told my wife about them and she ordered some seeds for this year.


if i can find some seeds i'll give 'em a try.


songbird


I found some for sale on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...N940NG0XBT16ND

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songbird writes:

i hope it goes well! as usual i'm daydreaming this time of the
year about what i want to do this coming planting season.


Likewise. I got my seed order in the mail last week, and I'm itching
to get started.

I'll be planting teh tomato seeds in 2-4 weeks.


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