Squash Winter Gold Nugget Organic Seeds

Squash Winter Gold Nugget Organic Seeds

Cucurbita maxima

Item #3140

85 days. Eureka! When you harvest this squash, you will have found the mother lode! Also known as Oriental pumpkin, this small, 1–3 pound squash, resembling a tiny pumpkin, grows on a bush type plant with up to 6 fruits setting in a cluster at the base. Use them as fall decoration until it’s time to eat. They will store for 2 months or more. A 1966 All-America Selections winner.

This packet sows 4 mounds.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1”

Seed Spacing:
3 seeds
per mound

Mound Spacing:
4’-6'

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


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost, and when soil temperature is above 60°F.

When to start inside: Not recommended except in very short growing seasons, 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost. Sow in paper or pulp pots that can be planted directly into the ground. Transplant when soil temperature is at least 60°F.

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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