Winter squash “Hokkaido Blue Stella” seeds

$3.25

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. Ripens 2-3 weeks sooner than Waltham butternut

 

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90 days.  C. maxima. Gray blue skin covers dense dark orange nutty dry silky 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 earlier 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.

 

 

 

 

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Weight 15 g

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