Greek Sweet Red Winter Squash

Winter Squash - Greek Sweet Red

Cucurbita moschata

HEIRLOOM Fun for a larger garden! Beautiful, rampant vines make large fruits up to 3′ long. Fruits store well and are filled with very sweet orange flesh that has an exceptional flavor. Dark tan skin with a slightly dusty finish and resistance to vine borers. (2 Gram Packet)

 

Contrary to the name, winter squash is actually grown in the summer, started the same time as summer squash, but it takes much longer to mature. When it is ripe the fruits will have a hard outer shell and store all winter. Plants are known for their unwieldy vines that will stealthy claim ownership to any garden space they have access to so give them their space. All squash are symbiotic members of the “Three Sisters” (along with Corn and Beans) in Native American agriculture. Corn provides a pole for vining beans which in turn provide nitrogen for the heavy-feeding corn. With their numerous large leaves, squash shades out the weeds and helps retain moisture in the soil for all. Nutrients: vitamins A, C, and B, potassium, manganese.
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$2.95

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Product Description

Average Seed / oz Seed / 100′ Row Average Yield / 100′ Row Days to Harvest
200 1 oz 150-200+ lbs 100
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
After Last Frost 65-85°F Full Sun Frost Sensitive
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
Transplant or Direct Seed 1″ 6″ 25
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
24-36″ 5-10 Annual 3-5 years
Plant in full sun by direct seed after last frost or start indoors 2 weeks before last frost and transplant after the weather has settled. Benefits from evenly moist soil and a ring of mulch around seedlings to keep weeds down and retain moisture before its large shading leaves take over the job. Most winter squash and pumpkins have substantial vines so allow plenty of space. Harvest squash in fall before frost when the rind is a consistent deep color and very firm. If in doubt, open one before harvesting others. For some varieties, flavor will improve with storage. Direct seed 1/2" deep with 6" between seeds or start indoors with 2-3 seeds per 4" pot 2-3 weeks before last frost. Space 3-6' between rows. For mounds, make mounded hills spaced 3-6' apart with a crater in each for catching water and plant 6 seeds 1/2" deep about 5" apart. Thin each mound leaving the 3-4 strongest seedlings. Companions: beans, celery, corn, dill, nasturtium, onions, cucumbers, mint, marigold, oregano, borage.

Additional Information

Weight 2 g
Size

2 grams – Packet

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