Tatume Squash Seed

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Tatume Squash Seed (50-61 days)

Tatume is a summer squash popular in Mexico and Texas, round/oval med-dark green to yellow fruits with faint stripes. 
Squash are best at 5-7" in diameter. 
Firm, fine flavor with very vigorous spreading vines.
Give tatume plenty of room to spread and you won't be disappointed. 
Tatume squash likes heat and it not recommend for those with cold night time temps.
Excellent resistance to squash vine borer. 
Here are some descriptions from other folks...
"Slightly oblong, light green-grey skin, meaty, nutty flesh. Can be allowed to mature on the vine for a winter squash."
 "They are firmer when cooked, and sweeter. They are great diced, sauteed with onion, then scrambled in eggs. A high fiber, low calorie very filling breakfast, with a side of refried beans and a dollop of salsa."
Rare heirloom.  Tatume is getting harder and harder to find these days. 

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1" 90-110 75-90 3-10 48" 24-36" 100 lb. Full

Planting Tips For Heirloom Summer Squash Seeds:

Heirloom summer squash are warm weather crops, as the name implies and the germination temperature verifies.  Only plant once the soil temperature warms to at least 70 degrees.  Mounding up small hills will create the right soil consistancy and allow the soil to warm quicker.  Mix in a shovelful of compost with handfulls of bone meal and wood ash to create the perfect soil environment for these heirloom seeds.

Plant 3-6 heirloom squash seeds per hill.  Once they have shown true leaves and grown in size, you should thin out to the 3 strongest plants.  Remember, harvest these summer squash continually in order to keep the plant producing.

Seed Care tips for Heirloom Summer Squash:

Heirloom seeds are hardy, but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture - don't let the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely, and don't overwater and possibly have them rot.


3 Tablespoons butter
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 yellow squash, sliced
1 zucchini squash, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tablespoons parsley, chopped
2 Tablespoons Chives, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat a skillet on medium high heat.  Add the butter and let it melt.  Once it is melted, add the bell pepper, zucchini, and squash.  Cook ten minutes, then add the minced garlic.  Cook for another 2-4 minutes, or until squash is tender.  Add parsley, chives, salt, and pepper.  Serve hot.
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  • Author: Ken Locke
    The tatume's I've seen have the olive color,but are shaped like a streight neck squash.Their hexagon shaped around instead of round and get to be the size of a med.watermelon.Eat'em small though unless for seed.Sure thats a tatume?(strange,but strange is good in the garden every year)I'll try it!

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