GB CULTURAL INFO: W, H/ Mature 11-17/Harvest 4+/Yield 50-350/ Spacing 12-18"/
DAYS TO MATURITY: 80-100
SEED CODE: C
SEEDS PER PACKET: 25
APPROX GERM DAYS: 10-20
SOIL TEMP FOR GERMINATION: 86F
PLANTING DEPTH: 1 ½ - 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.
BOTANICAL NAME: Cucurbita moschata
DESCRIPTION: Vining variety. We love this Italian squash with a long next and bulbed end. Rich, fantastic, buttery flavor, fine-grained texture with great keeping ability-can even be used as a winter squash if there are too many to eat young. The squash are mostly nice firm meat, with seeds forming at the bulbed end. Can run on the ground and produce curvy fruits or be trellised for straight necks.