I soaked, nicked, and direct-sowed your seeds and vines were vigorous . Unfortunately powdery mildew destroyed most of my vines later in the season, but I did manage to grow some very nice Cheese pumpkins. Trying again this year with a new treatment for the mildew!
So far, so good. The seeds germinated and produced a good start under gro lights. The starts survived planting into my oklahoma garden and so far have produced only one squash bug (now dead). I look forward to harvest and long-term storage over next winter, but much can still go wrong.
I didn't get them in early enough this year, and they were the first to freeze this fall before ripening fully. In years past, however, they were very prolific and tasty. Pretty on the outside, and reminds me of butternut squash on the inside.
Long Island Cheese Winter Squash is one of our favorites. We've grown it from seed from Pinetree for two years now and it is prolific, gorgeous and tasty. It's a converaation starter too as folks don't know whether it's a pumpkin or a squash. The unique coloring, flat shape and ribbed surface are a delight so you can use it in fall arrangements, then cook it up and enjoy the yumminess!