Seminole pumpkins

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Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:06 am

I am trying these for the first time. They are on the Slow Foods heritage list, supposed to be native to Florida. Anyone ever grow these? Do you have any feedback about taste, growth, size, or any comments.
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Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:39 am

I love how you always are trying new things Marsha. You have me curious about these too. They are said to be sweeter than butternut squash and keep for a year. Wow, resistant to Vine Borers. If this is all true then we all will be growing these Cucurbita soon. Please keep us up to date on how these do.
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Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:42 am

I have seeds for these and want to start them this next year as the descriptions and reviews on it were really good and it is supposedly not too big. I like some of the big winter squashes, but they are just too much anymore. Be interesting to see how yours do before I get to plant mine.
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Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:23 pm

MissS wrote: Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:39 am I love how you always are trying new things Marsha. You have me curious about these too. They are said to be sweeter than butternut squash and keep for a year. Wow, resistant to Vine Borers. If this is all true then we all will be growing these Cucurbita soon. Please keep us up to date on how these do.
Yes, and if they grow in South Florida they will grow anywhere! We have bugs the size of busses here. :?

Guess I better save seeds if we have success. :)
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Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:31 pm

I have grown these way up north and they did good. I have seeds from two sources and they grew slightly different shapes. Want to grow both again and pick the best one. Maybe even cross the two for seeds. It's been a few years but I remember they were good.
Imp--another small, good squash is Gold Nugget.
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Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:45 pm

BettyC-5 wrote: Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:31 pm I have grown these way up north and they did good. I have seeds from two sources and they grew slightly different shapes. Want to grow both again and pick the best one. Maybe even cross the two for seeds. It's been a few years but I remember they were good.
Imp--another small, good squash is Gold Nugget.
Betty, what size were they?
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Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:32 pm

Good luck! I've heard vines can grow to 40+ feet in Florida. I've had seed for years, but still haven't got around to trialing it.

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Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:46 pm

Uh oh! I have five vines about 4 feet apart. Looks like I'll be transplanting soon.
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Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:46 pm

They can be trained to grow in the direction you want . About 1 - 2 feet from the tip, just put a stick or similar object in the ground to help it grow where you want it to grow.

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Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:47 pm

Tormato wrote: Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:46 pm They can be trained to grow in the direction you want . About 1 - 2 feet from the tip, just put a stick or similar object in the ground to help it grow where you want it to grow.
Oh, good to know, many thanks.
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Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:27 pm

Thanks BettyC-5, I've eaten thos and will need to get some seed for it. A good excuse, LOL, to be naughty.
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Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:50 pm

I had to look back in my records and found I did grow it back in 2014. Good grief, it doesn't seem that long. Sigh. Anyway I planted two of them in half of a raised bed next to the asparagus bed and if memory serves, they made a few fruit about 6" wide, I think. And yes, they are a vigorous vine and they happily went scampering out of the bed to go play in the asparagus.

I don't think I was impressed with the flavor but I have since found that no winter squash that I grow taste worth a darned so 2019 was the last year of growing any. Perhaps it's the climate so I'd be interested to hear how yours taste since your climate is even hotter than mine!

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Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:58 pm

I've heard they grow into trees in the Everglades and then the fruit hang down. Sounds like a great idea to me!
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Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:23 pm

GoDawgs wrote: Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:50 pm I had to look back in my records and found I did grow it back in 2014. Good grief, it doesn't seem that long. Sigh. Anyway I planted two of them in half of a raised bed next to the asparagus bed and if memory serves, they made a few fruit about 6" wide, I think. And yes, they are a vigorous vine and they happily went scampering out of the bed to go play in the asparagus.

I don't think I was impressed with the flavor but I have since found that no winter squash that I grow taste worth a darned so 2019 was the last year of growing any. Perhaps it's the climate so I'd be interested to hear how yours taste since your climate is even hotter than mine!
Learning from this. So they like hot weather? They are native to Florida, or at least so I have heard.
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Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:08 pm

Mine weren't huge, maybe 5" X 6" and not real long vines, but I have a short growing season. I think I got a couple on each vine. I thought the taste was good.
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Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:49 pm

GoDawgs wrote: Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:50 pm I had to look back in my records and found I did grow it back in 2014. Good grief, it doesn't seem that long. Sigh. Anyway I planted two of them in half of a raised bed next to the asparagus bed and if memory serves, they made a few fruit about 6" wide, I think. And yes, they are a vigorous vine and they happily went scampering out of the bed to go play in the asparagus.

I don't think I was impressed with the flavor but I have since found that no winter squash that I grow taste worth a darned so 2019 was the last year of growing any. Perhaps it's the climate so I'd be interested to hear how yours taste since your climate is even hotter than mine!


No winter squash are worth a darned? Even Maximas, like the standard Buttercup??

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Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:06 pm

I was shopping on Southern Exposure Seed Exchange last night and was tempted to try one of the two Seminoles they offered. In the end I bought South Anna Butternut which is a Seminole Butternut cross. It will be interesting to see how the do compared to regular butternuts.

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Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:20 pm

zendog wrote: Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:06 pm I was shopping on Southern Exposure Seed Exchange last night and was tempted to try one of the two Seminoles they offered. In the end I bought South Anna Butternut which is a Seminole Butternut cross. It will be interesting to see how the do compared to regular butternuts.
A Seminole butternut cross? Now that's interesting! I hope you will post photos and your taste impressions. I'm really interested!
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Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:37 am

zendog wrote: Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:06 pm I was shopping on Southern Exposure Seed Exchange last night and was tempted to try one of the two Seminoles they offered. In the end I bought South Anna Butternut which is a Seminole Butternut cross. It will be interesting to see how the do compared to regular butternuts.
very interesting indeed, must check out these seminoles and see if any are available down under

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Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:08 pm

Tormato wrote: Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:49 pm
GoDawgs wrote: Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:50 pm I had to look back in my records and found I did grow it back in 2014. Good grief, it doesn't seem that long. Sigh. Anyway I planted two of them in half of a raised bed next to the asparagus bed and if memory serves, they made a few fruit about 6" wide, I think. And yes, they are a vigorous vine and they happily went scampering out of the bed to go play in the asparagus.

I don't think I was impressed with the flavor but I have since found that no winter squash that I grow taste worth a darned so 2019 was the last year of growing any. Perhaps it's the climate so I'd be interested to hear how yours taste since your climate is even hotter than mine!


No winter squash are worth a darned? Even Maximas, like the standard Buttercup??
Nope, not here. I LOVE winter squash! But IF they survive the SVB (and the maximas are the worst of the 3 main species for being an SVB magnet), they are pretty tasteless. Waaahhh!

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