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 Info10–15-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.
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.
RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 70°–85°.