The Great Cushaw Saga

Updated: June 7, 2016

The pounds of food potential when growing Cushaw is stellar. This is what happened in 2012 when I was gardening with Marideth Sisco at The Farm.

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The harvest was about 350 pounds from one hill of six seeds. I hope to come close to that this year. Want some? Let me know.

The dozen plus squash harvested from that year were named and adopted out. I only ended up putting two of the biggest up in the freezer and dehydrated. I also helped a friend with theirs. The rest went to happy recipients.

You can see this one was named Louisa and weighed 25.4 pounds. I remember Pat and Louis took this one.

You can see this one was named Louisa and weighed 25.4 pounds. I remember Pat and Louis took this one.

This year I bought fresh seed and planted six of them in a 4 inch pot on May 8 then transplanted to the garden on May 18.

Here they are on May 24.

The Cushaw group. Kind of pathetic. I have high hopes. Stay tuned.

The Cushaw group. Kind of pathetic. I have high hopes. Stay tuned.

In the last few days since this photo was taken the Cushaw have had a growth spurt and gained their spotted leaf pattern. More photos weekly. Stay tuned for updates!

In the meanwhile here is a recipe for Cushaw Pie. Thank you to The Saucy Southerner. I have always enjoyed using my regular pumpkin pie recipe and substituting Cushaw. Either way – DElicious eating!

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The Cushaw – let her be called Rhonda is 29 days from being planted by seed.

signature, Sarah

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