Squash, Chirimen

Cucurbita moschata
$9.50 to $19.25
SKU: 0875
  • 5-8 pounds
  • 95-110 days

This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States but does not tolerate cold well.

$9.50 to $19.25

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First offered by the Aggeler & Musser Seed Company of Los Angeles in 1922. Beautiful dull bronze-orange skin. Have deep-orange, moist, sweet flesh. Needs a long growing season to mature. In a normal season this can be done at Heritage Farm, which is on the Iowa-Minnesota border.

Learn to Grow it

This crop can be direct seeded into the soil after the last spring frost. You can also start plants indoors 3-6 weeks before the last frost date.

If you are direct seeding, plant in groups of 2-3 seeds and keep the healthiest plant that matures. Space your plants or seeds 3-6 feet apart and plant your seeds 1/2-1 in. deep.

Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.

These plants prefer warm weather and soil so they should be grown when temperatures are over 68 degrees F. You should avoid watering them from above as damp leaves may be susceptible to disease.