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Are PA Dutch Crookneck and Tahitian Melon Squash the same?

Posted by sidhartha0209 KY_6a (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 2, 13 at 15:24

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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RE: Are PA Dutch Crookneck and Tahitian Melon Squash the same?

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.


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RE: Are PA Dutch Crookneck and Tahitian Melon Squash the same?

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.


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RE: Are PA Dutch Crookneck and Tahitian Melon Squash the same?

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.


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