I have had a blast with these squash all summer. I don't have much space, so I grow a lot of things vertically. Regular butternut squash will not climb, but this Tahitian variety is a great climber. I have a huge trellis upon which they grow, and my main problem is that they are so heavy (5-14 lbs each) that my trellis is requiring frequent repairs. The taste and texture is very nice, just like regular butternut, except they're bigger! The seeds I got from Pinetree resulted in 4 plants, each with different shapes and characteristics. Despite regular application of Bt to stop SVB, they eventually got SVB on most of the vines. I thought they were done for, and was getting ready to pull them all out, but after a 2" rain, they made a comeback. After I pruned away the most obviously dead vines, new vines grew off of even the infected "trunks" and I've been getting a second round. They're a little smaller (only 5 or 6 lbs), but still doing surprisingly well. I had the benefit of not growing any squash for 5 years, so I had not SVB lurking in the spring. So don't get too excited thinking these are SVB resistant. If you have the space, grow them horizontally on the ground. But if you have the time and don't mind the effort of building nests for them and managing them on a trellis, you'll have fun that way too.
Good The squash is going crazy. Never had squash grow so much. They've left the garden and are heading for the woods on one side and across the lawn on the other.
My order came promptly. The seeds germinated well. Healthy looking thick stemmed; lots of squash starting to grow. Beautiful. Looked for these seeds for yrs. One I grew yrs. ago reached 30 lbs.!
I grew these last year and am back for new seeds this year. I really liked the squash. They are bigger than regular butternut with long thick necks. Taste is very good. Highly recommend. Love Pinetree.
Fantastic. Started 2 plants inside in the Spring; planted them in the garden in May; now have MANY squash growing. Can't wait. We know they are wonderful since we have had them in the past but could not find seeds for many years.