Yes, I plan to grow it, but I don't even know how it grows. I assume it is vining plant. Here's what Seed Savers said about it:
"Squash 5080 ‘Dostal Cucumber’ Squash
This squash’s oblong shape, size, and dark green mature color make it look somewhat like a cucumber. A staff favorite as a winter squash, this year we evaluated this pepo squash as a summer squash as well. To our surprise, ‘Dostal’ turned out to be a favorite 2012 summer squash - with its dense flesh and mildly sweet flavor. It went on to win accolades again in the 2012 winter squash taste evaluation for its buttery, smooth texture and complex, rich flavor. ‘Dostal’ has proven that we cannot make assumptions about the versatile varieties in our collection based on the limitations of more modern, highly specialized varieties."
Post by mauldintiger on Nov 29, 2015 19:20:51 GMT -5
I planted in July here in SC, because that's when I found it at SSE. Powdery mildew crushed my vines and I only got one fruit that is curing in my laundry room. I will plant again next spring in April and see how it goes. What did you guys think?
We had 1 hill of Dostal Cucumber squash. The fruits look like green Delicatas and are turning orange in storage. Their flavor is good, a bit like a Delicata, but not spectacular. The main drawback to this variety is that it is quite late compared to the other varieties that we grow. Don't think we'll grow it again for that reason alone.