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Sweet Meat Winter Squash Seeds Heirloom

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745166
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SKU:
745166
UPC:
7.36E+11
Weight:
1.00 LBS
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Cucurbita maxima
Brand Name:
Botanical Interests
Botanical Name:
Cucurbita maxima
Sow Season:
Warm
Edible:
Yes
Landscape Uses:
Long Storage
Heirloom:
Yes
Days to emerge:
5–10 days
Seed Depth:
1"
Seed Spacing:
2–3 seeds per mound
Thinning:
When 3" leaves, thin to 1–2 per mound
Row spacing:
3'–4'
Yield:
This packet sows up to 7 mounds.
Days to Maturity:
90–100 days
Hardiness:
Frost-sensitive annual
_callout-10|Edible:
Yes
_callout-17|Landscape Uses:
Long Storage

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Cucurbita maxima

Sweet or savory, it's a treat! The flavor of this squash is so delectable, thereÆs no need for butter or spices. Long storage ability.

There is good reason this squash is called "sweet". This wonderful, 10-15-pound, 1940s heirloom treasure may not be well known, but after you grow it, you'll be spreading the word! With a fine-grained texture and delicious flavor, it is superb by itself, added to soups or roasts, and even baked into a pie that rivals pumpkin pie! Excellent for canning or freezing. Allow room for vigorous vines to 10'.

Variety Info

10–15-pound slate gray, slightly flattened, round fruits with dense, orange, sweet, fine-grained flesh. 'Sweet Meat' was introduced by Gill Brothers Seed Company of Portland, Oregon, in 1947.

Sowing Inside

Not recommended except in very short growing seasons, 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date. Roots sensitive to disturbance; sow in 4" biodegradable pots that can be planted directly into the ground. Transplant when soil temperature is at least 60?F.

Sowing Outside

RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 70°–85°.

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