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Tatume Summer Squash
'Tatume' summer squash - Photo submitted by Paula Thomas, Oklahoma
Tatume Summer Squash
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Tatume (Cucurbita pepo)
45 days — 'Tatume', also known as 'Tatuma' and 'Calabacita', is a vining plant that is a popular staple in Southwestern and Mexican cooking.  Unlike other squash varieties that are categorized as either a summer or a winter squash, 'Tatume' is a rare variety that can be used as either.

'Tatume' fruit can be harvested and eaten young (at about 45 days) as a summer-type squash. At this “summer” stage, harvest the green, round to oval fruits when they are about the size of a baseball. They are unusually firm for a summer squash and have a fine flavor.

Leave them on the vine as a winter squash and they will mature to a diameter of six to eight inches and golden-yellow in color. Each packet contains three grams, which is approximately 24 seeds.
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Best summer squash EVER!
For the first time last year, I grew this and several other kinds of squash and gourds I had never tried before. This one turned out to be the star of my garden. I planted 2 hills of this in the southeast corner of my garden. It spread out, climbing the fence on the east, south and west side of my garden - about 30 feet to the west side! Early in the season, the plants were a mass of blossoms and bees. I ate many male blossoms, battered and fried. Then the squash came on and they were an even better treat. I advise you not to wait until they are baseball-size, though. They are best baby-size: about 2 or 3 inches long. I did eat bigger ones, stuffed and roasted. They were good, but small ones are buttery smooth and flavorful. Small is best! I ate more of this squash than any others. I shared both blossoms and squash with family and friends, and everybody agreed this was the best tasting.
Reviewed by: Nancy Collver from Southern Oregon. on 3/3/2014
Tatume squash
This is a very tasty squash harvested at about baseball size (shown in photos)at just about 45 days. It seems to be green in the shade and yellow in the sun at this stage. From only 3 seeds the vine covered the large trellis in no time, and as I had read somewhere, no dreaded squash bugs! My order was received promptly and the folks here are very helpful. Kudos to Victory for their organic and heirloom projects, fine seeds and excellent service!
Reviewed by: Paula Thomas from Cleveland, Oklahoma zone 6a. on 6/26/2011
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