Squash (Winter) Sweet Meat – Item #1837


One of the heirloom treasures of the Pacific Northwest. This 10-15 lb. slate gray, round squash is renowned for its superb keeping quality and sweet flavor. An excellent pie squash.

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Additional information

Weight 3 g
Dimensions .125 × 3.25 × 4.5 in

Planting & Harvesting

Seed Depth: 1″ (3cm)

Plant Space: 24″ (61cm)

Row Space: 3-5′ (1-1.5m)

Sprouts In: 10-14 days

Sow outdoors in spring after last frost, or indoors three weeks before the last frost. Grows best in warm, fertile, well-drained soil. Water consistently. Feed monthly with side dressing of compost or vegetable fertilizer.

Harvest when shells are thumbnail hard. Cut from vine leaving a one-inch handle. Cure outside for seven to ten days but do not allow to freeze. Store in a cool, dry place.

Additional Information

Botanical Name: Curcurbita maxima

Matures In: 100 days