I didn't get quite as many squash per plant with the SP, though the plants can get very long, and one time it grew up one of my trellises, and it got to over 30' long, just on that part, and it seemed to produce more that way. The weight of the squash didn't seem to bother it - the stems just got thicker! That was the last year I saved seeds - 2015. Amazingly, when I used these seeds this last year in an experiment, using GA-3, every seed germinated, in both the treated and untreated groups! The GA-3 treated germinated faster, but all eventually sprouted.
I like that idea of crossing butternut with SP!
Update - after posting this, and being out in my garden and looking at a new (to me) variety of squash I planted - South Anna Butternut - I remembered the description of it, when I ordered it - it's a stbilized cross between SP and Waltham Butternut! Time will tell...
https://www.southernexposure.com/produc ... er-squash/
They are impervious to squash bugs and caterpillars. They get infested and keep on growing. I call mine Seymour and he’s back from last year. Grows on the compost pile. The horses and goats ignore him as he climbs along my garden fence and across any ground available. They are space hogs but very productive and delicious.
I started with seed from Southern Exposure for “large Seminole pumpkin”.
I’d be happy to send you some seeds. PM your address to me.
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