Squash Winter Lakota Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Squash Winter Lakota Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Cucurbita maxima

Item #3149

85-100 days. This gorgeous squash is much more than a decoration. A superior baking variety, it has fine-grained flesh with an enticing, sweet, nutty flavor. Once a staple variety of the Lakota Sioux people, it has not been widely available until recently. This widely-adaptable winter squash stores well.
10- to 20-foot vines.

This packet sows 2 to 3 mounds.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1”

Seed Spacing:
3-5 seeds
per mound

Mound Spacing:
4'-6'

Thinning:
When 2” tall
thin to 2-3 plants
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. Transplant carefully to avoid disturbing roots.

Harvesting: Harvest just before the first fall frost, (do not leave in the garden when temperatures drop below 30°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 may rot in a few weeks. Though fruits are hard and may seem indestructible, treat them gently; a bruised squash spoils quickly.

Artist: Carolyn Crawford

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