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GROW BIOINTENSIVEŽ CULTURAL INFO: W, H/ Mature 11-17/ Harvest 4+/ Yield 50-350/ Spacing 12-18"/
DAYS TO MATURITY: 110
SEED CODE: N
SEEDS PER PACKET: 20
APPROXIMATE GERMINATION DAYS: 10-20
SOIL TEMPERATURE FOR GERMINATION: 86F
PLANTING DEPTH: 1 ˝ - 2"
WHEN TO PLANT: 3-4 weeks before last spring frost.
PACKET INSTRUCTIONS: Start seed in flats or pot (up to a month before last frost date indoors). Carefully transplant seedlings 18" apart after threat of frost has past. Mulch can help even out soil moisture, but where squash bugs are a problem, mulch will give them hiding places. Diatom Dust
on the stems and surrounding soil helps against squash bugs. We don't recommend over head watering of squash plants as water on the leaves tends to create mold.
Harvest before heavy frost or when stems are dry. Leave 1 inch of stem on the harvested squash for better storing. These squash have the best flavor one month or more after storing/curing indoors.
BOTANICAL NAME: Cucurbita maxima
DESCRIPTION: We are currently able to offer the Oregon Homestead strain, grown out by our staff member - Jason Mesini. An Oregon heirloom with vigorous vines, producing a big yield of sweet squash, even in cool or difficult conditions. Excellent keeper--just store the unbruised fruit in any cool dry place (like a closet or even under the bed!). Flavor actually improves with a couple of months of storage. Compact shape and a small seed cavity so you get a lot of good food.