Botanical Name: Cucurbita moschata
Days to Maturity: 110 days
Native: Northern Columbia
Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual
Plant Dimensions: 24"–36" vine
Variety Information: 4"–5" fruits start out green with orange mottling, ripening to a pale terracotta. As a combination of butternut and buttercup types, 'Honeynut' is very sweet with very smooth-textured flesh.
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 70°–85°F.
When to Start Inside: Not recommended except in very short growing seasons, 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date. Roots sensitive to disturbance; sow in 4" biodegradable pots that can be planted directly into the ground. Transplant when soil temperature is at least 60°F.
Days to Emerge: 5–10 days
Seed Depth: 1"
Seed Spacing: 2–3 seeds per mound
Row Spacing: 4'–6'
Thinning: When 3" leaves, thin to 1–2 per mound
Harvesting: Harvest when the squash's rind is hard enough that you can't dent it with your fingernail and before first frost. Cut stem, (don't break it off) leaving 2" of stem attached, which keeps the squash whole, leaving no opening for infection. Though fruits are hard and may seem indestructible, treat them gently; bruising can spoil squash.
Honeynut Winter Squash Seeds Reviews
Beautiful Plant and Tasty Fruit
My wife says these are
cute, but not productive
Sweet Productive & Keeps Well
Could not be happier with this compact, early maturing prolific little Zucchini substitute C. Moschata!
My favorite thing I planted this year
Earliest, most compact vine, best disease resistance, and greatest number of fruits per vine-! These compact beauties beat out the OP viny monsters! Will definitely plant again!
Honeynut Winter Squash
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