The Gem Squash is a trailing or vine cucurbit that bears small, dark green round fruit of about 80 to 100 mm in diameter. The plant bears both female and male flowers and the main pollinators are bees. It is therefore advisable to invest in beehives in or next to the fields. A healthy bee population ensures good and timeous pollination. The plant has a tap root that can descend to 60 cm, although most of the roots are in the top 20 to 30 cm topsoil zone and it is these shallow roots that do most of the work in providing the water and nutrients to the plant and ultimately the fruit. The seeds form in a round cavity in the centre of the fruit.
It was wonderful to have this gem from home and it tasted just like I remember. I even introduced my American friends to it and they loved it. Only request for improvement is with the packaging as there was a lot of plastic protective packaging that isn’t able to be recycled and is so harmful and really unnecessary with the various other packaging options available now.
Delivery was quick, but I was disappointed that one of the gem squash arrived rotten. I know that vegetables go off, but this was squidgy to the touch so the packer must have known when he/she packed it. The rest were delicious
Great taste but a bit expensive for a regular purchase
Fast , efficient and great products
Quick and quality product