Gorgeous winter squash that originated from the North GA mountain area. These squash are harvested in fall and kept for winter storage since they are excellent keepers. Squash grows more like a pumpkin in nature since they produce vigorous and large vines. Plants are aggressive so give them plenty of space. They grow large in size anywhere from 7 to 15 pounds and change from a tan to golden orange color when aged. Squash are similar in shape to the banana squash and have a distinct green tip. Wonderful squash great for substituting dishes that require pumpkin. (C. maxima)
- QTY. 20
- Seed Planting Depth: 1 to 1.5"
- Germination Temperature: 75-90
- Days to Germination: 3-10
- Row Spacing: 48"
- Plant Spacing: 24"-36"
- Sun: Full
- Days to Harvest: 110 days
How to Save Seeds
Pumpkins are actually from the squash family. So they will cross will different types of squash. There are 4 groups of commonly grown varieties of squash. Cucurbita pepo, Cucurbita Maxima, Cucurbita moschata, Cucurbita mixta. With this in mind any variety from the same species or in other terms with the same last name of the 4 species listed above will cross and must be separated 500ft. For instance you can't grow two pepo varieties together or they will cross. Side note: Pepo will cross with mixta and moschata, but pepo will not cross with maxima. Maxima will cross with moschata. Moschata will cross with maxima and of course as mentioned pepo. And lastly mixta will cross with pepo, but not maxima or moschata. Be sure to check what type of squash you have in order to determine cross pollination chances. Squash and pumpkins can be seed harvested the same way. Let them stay on the vine until fall and then cut off the vine let sit for a week and then cut them open scoop out flesh and place in water. Wash seeds and place them on a screen rack for drying or paper. Turn often so they are able to fully dry a week or so and then properly them store accordingly.