90 days C. maxima. Gray blue skin covers dense dark orange nutty dry smooth fiber-free flesh. Squash average 4-6 lbs. Very versatile for many dishes as tempura, pies, baked, steamed, etc. Small seed cavity. My favorite. Reliably ripens 2-3 weeks sooner than Waltham butternut. Healthy plants. Good keeper.
Harvest before heavy frost; when skin can’t be punctured with finger nail its ripe. Cut stems 4cm from fruit. Store at 10C at 50% humidity. Smooth silky nutty sweet orange flesh.
- Seed Count: 10-12
- Collection Date: Oct 2019
- Hardiness Zone: annual
- Height and Width: sprawling vine
- Germination test type: hand sort/actual
How to germinate winter squash seeds:
Opt. germination temp: 18-25 C. Days to germ: 5-10. Habitat: full sun; deep fertile evenly moist well draining soil. Best in 30 cm tall hills; spaced 2m apart. Start outdoors after frost danger has passed or start indoors 3 weeks before transplant.