Spaghetti pumpkin

Flatland

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I was given a Spaghetti pumpkin the other day & cooked it up with a tomato & veggie sauce. Really tasty & low calorie which is great as I am trying to lose some weight. So I have decided to grow some next year. My question is do spaghetti pumpkin keep as well as other pumpkins?
 

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Hmmm good question (I'm assuming this is the same veg as spaghetti squash right? A fairly large, oval yellow thing - grows like a pumpkin?)
I've tried them only once and found them a bit blander than Gem Squash - a Sth African grown veg that does well in QLD (in my experience). Online sources suggest they'll store up to 3 months in a dry cool place (I usually find with other winter squash you get a bit longer if you're brave enough)
 
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Yes Spaghetti squash. Same thing. 3 months is OK. If how I go with normal pumpkins is anything to go buy I won't get more than 3 months worth anyway
 

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I used to like spaghetti squash as we often had it when I was a child.
Then, as an 18yo I was sent on my own to harvest a whole 20ac paddock at Bowen that had no shade.
They were huge squashes, very heavy & the huge leaves were waist high.
It was as hot & humid that year as it has been this year, & 3 days in a row I got heat exhaustion around the middle of the day.
On the 3rd day I was taken to Bowen hospital & forced to spend a night or 2 in the coolth.
I never really recovered from that as I have ever since had trouble with high heat & humidity.

Interestingly, I have not had spaghetti squash since then either! :D
 

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If you're interested in trying some gem squash, let me know....hopefully my seed squash is sitting comfortably in the pantry until next August. (Though I might try popping a few in in July if it's a warm as last July) I'm happy to post seeds (so long as it's to a legal state of course!!)
 
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