Winter Squash - North Georgia Candy Roaster


Expected to be back in stock by early April

Cucurbita maxima

HEIRLOOM. Forget the "pumpkin" pie! Grow this Appalachian heirloom for making pies, breads and other sweets. Candy Roasters are well known in the mountains for their full flavor and many uses. This particular variety has an elongated banana shape with pink-orange rind and grows about 18" long.

Planting Information


Approx. Seeds per PacketAverage packet weight 
Seeds / gram 
Average seeds / oz
123.5 grams 
Planting SeasonIdeal Soil TempSunFrost Tolerance
After Last Frost65-85°FFull SunFrost Sensitive
Sowing MethodSeed DepthDirect Seed SpacingDays to Harvest 
Transplant or Direct Seed1"6"100
Mature SpacingDays to SproutProduction CycleSeed Viability
24-36"5-10Annual3-5 years