Sweet, rich flavour makes this squash a perennial favourite. The vines produce flattened turban-shaped squash that are 5 – 8” (12-20cm) in diameter and about 4lbs (1.8kg) in weight. The rind of this 1932 heritage squash is deep green with a bit of ribbing and button on the blossom end. The golden yellow flesh is thick, string-less and fiber-less. Many consider this buttercup heirloom to be the finest hard squash. When baked, the fine, dry flesh is smooth and tastes like roasted chestnut and sweet potato.
Easy to grow. Excellent for storage and freezing.
DID YOU KNOW…
Each serving of this cool-weather favourite contains more muscle-, blood pressure- and nerve-regulating potassium than a banana! Move over bananas…
|Maturity||85 – 100 days|
|Height||18 – 24” (45 – 60cm)|
|Spacing||4 – 6 ft (1.2 – 1.8m)|
|Soil||Organic, well draining|
|pH Range||5.5 - 6.5|
|Watering||Water regularly; do not overwater|
|Fertilizing||Balanced fertilizer at time of planting; work in manure/compost|
|Nutrients Required||Nitrogen=high, Phosphorus=moderate, Potassium=moderate|
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