Australian Butter Winter Squash Seeds - (Cucurbita maxima)
- Seed Count:
- Approx 25 seeds per pack
- Days to Maturity:
- 90-100 days
- 12-15 lbs
- Days to Germination:
- 5-10 days @ 65-85F
- Plant Spacing:
- Soil Requirements:
- Warm, well-drained
- Light Preference:
- Full sun
- Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
Australian Butter Winter Squash
Prolific, tasty and a versatile winter squash. 12-15 lbs with a small seed cavity and a great keeper. From Diggers Garden Club, Australia.
Winter squash appears to have been domesticated in South America (Peru). From there it spread to Mexico and then to all corners of the earth.
Excellent for baking with its pumpkin shape and thick orange flesh and hard shell. The flesh is creamy, string-less and lends itself to many cooking methods.
Sow 5 seeds per hill, 4' apart. Thin to best 2-3 plants. Squash seeds dislike cold soil. It's better to wait until the soil is warm to plant the seeds.
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