Squash Winter Sweet Meat HEIRLOOM Seeds

Squash Winter Sweet Meat HEIRLOOM Seeds

Cucurbita maxima

Item #0245

80 days. There is good reason ‘sweet’ is part of the name. This wonderful heirloom treasure may not be well known, but after you grow it you’ll be spreading the word! With a fine-grained texture and delicious flavor, it is superb by itself, added to soups or roasts, and even baked into a pie that rivals pumpkin pie! Excellent for canning or freezing. Allow room for vigorous vines to 10'.

This packet sows 4 mounds.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1”

Seed Spacing:
2 seeds
per mound

Mound Spacing:
6’

Thinning:
When 3” tall
thin to 1-2
per mound


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost and when soil temperatures have risen above 60°F.

When to start inside: Not recommended except in very short season climates, 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost. Sow in individual pulp pots that can be planted directly in the ground.

Harvesting: Harvest just before the first fall frost, (do not leave in the garden when temperatures drop below 33°F) when the squash’s rind is hard enough that you can’t dent it with your fingernail. Cut, (don’t break the stems off) leaving 2" of stem attached. If stem attachment is broken, the squash will rot in a few weeks. Though fruits are hard and may seem indestructible, treat them gently; a bruised squash spoils quickly.

Artist: Donna Clement



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