Are PA Dutch Crookneck and Tahitian Melon Squash the same?

sidhartha0209(KY_6a)October 2, 2013

They sure look like it. I've grown the Tahiti squash years ago, excellent winter squash in every way just requires too much space to grow for me now; but I've never grown the other. Do PA Dutch vines ramble the way Tahiti does? I'm thinking the two could be the same.

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farmerdill

Tahitian melon squash, neck pumpkin, and Pa Dutch Crookneck are all C moschata in the butternut group. They are at least very similar and I expect suspect vendors are using the names interchangably.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2013 at 4:15PM
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sidhartha0209(KY_6a)

Thank you. I share your suspicions. :-)

I like/prefer (taste) C. moschata butternut types over other types except for maybe green striped cushaw, which I've loved since my earliest memories.

Anyhoo, I was first introduced to the moschatas by growing the Tahiti squash, then we switched to Waltham butternut, and this year we grew Burpee Butterbush for the first time.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2013 at 7:53AM
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shane11

I have wondered the same thing but have not grown either. I was wondering if tahitian might be a bigger version? PA dutch crookneck and neck pumpkin are the same, I believe.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2013 at 2:05PM
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