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.
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.
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.
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!