Gem squash falls into the summer squash category, but I must say that the gem squashes vary greatly in terms of how thick their skin is – a function of how early or late they were picked. The ones we get in we get in South Africa (often sold by the roadside in 5 or 10kg bags) tend generally to be pretty thick-skinned and once cooked, hold their shape to form their own little biodegradable bowl.
In South Africa we also get baby gems – approximately the size of ping-pong balls and cooked in the blink of an eye. You just eat the whole thing, no mess, no fuss – and they are SO sweet and delicious. Hopefully we will get some of these in stock as well . Keep an eye out!
by Kevin - 28 August 2018
What a pleasant surprise. Gems in the UK!!! Great taste of home. Thank you Susman's.
by Kate - 28 August 2018
I'm always on the look out for gems; i was SO happy to see these! they are delicious! and at only 95p each, i bought 10! sometimes Gems can taste a little watery, but these are not at all; their flavour is full and just how i remember them!!
by Tammy Pettifer - 28 August 2018
The minute I saw gem squash available I knew I just had to have some. The taste of home for me along with Suzmans best beef biltong! Back to the gem squash - straight into the pot of boiling water and once cooked, a little bit of butter, salt and pepper and mmmmmmm dit smaak so heerlik! I decided that I would save some of the pips and see whether my husband would have success at growing some for me (here's hoping) but if not I will definately be buying them again next season!
by isobel malik - 28 August 2018
Oh wow! Have honestly not had gem squash since I was a kid which was over 40 years ago now. It tastes just as I remember, buttery flavour, stringy and just delightful. Am on my last two so will try to get some more soon.
by Teresa Robb - 21 August 2017
Wow I just got the email today about the gem's and they are gone :( maybe I will be in luck next time round
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