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My fav squash all-rounder: Tatume.
Sweeter than Zucchini. But not a pumpkin flavour. Easy to grow. Prolific. Tasty.
Versatile in the kitchen.
I let these grow a bit bigger than I prefer...but with these, there are a few feeds on offer. Great in stews.
There's more on the vine -- a vine which is not as big as Trombonchino will become.
Texture is softer than a butternut. Closer to Zukes.
But DO NOT get Tatume mixed up with Mexican zucchini or Chilacayote.
Chilacayote is a bit bland.

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Comment by CHERYL SLAPP on September 26, 2021 at 6:33

Where did you get the seeds?  Would love to have a go at growing them

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on September 10, 2021 at 17:51

I had no luck with the buggers.  Vines died. 

Comment by Dave Riley on September 4, 2021 at 6:41

The Tatume is much more generous harvest than growing chilacayote.

Comment by Mary-Ann Baker on September 3, 2021 at 21:15

well done - we havent had any success with any of these except chilacayote 

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