Sweet Meat Squash

Sweet Meat Winter Squash

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    Cucurbita maxima. Open Pollinated. Heirloom.
    • 95 days. 
    • The orange meat is very sweet with excellent texture.
    • The blue green fruits weigh 10 to 15+ lbs.
    • Sweetness and flavor increases for six months while in storage.
    •  Introduced by the Gill Brother's Seed Company of Portland, Oregon in 1947.  A  hand me down seed saved for years by members of this family.
    • Gardeners from all parts of the country appreciate this fine squash developed in Oregon.
    Planting Directions:  Plant in spring when soil is between 70° to 95°Plant in soil that has been amended with rich compost or general garden fertilizer. Plant 6-8 seeds ½ - 1” deep in hills spaced 3’ to 6’ apart. Thin seedlings to 3 per hill. Seeds may also be started indoors 3 to 4 weeks before last frost. Transplant to hills after all danger of frost has past and soil has warmed and remains 65°-75°. Squash need heavy watering on a regular schedule. Fruits are ready when the rind is hard to the fingernail and the stems begin to dry.