Squash, Potimarron

Cucurbita maxima
$2.99 to $36.00
SKU: 1352A
  • Organic
  • 3-4 pound fruits
  • Long shelf life
This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States.

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Squash, Potimarron Description

Also known as 'Courge Chataigne,' this small winter squash from France is inversely pear shaped, with a flavor like chesnuts. The name is derived form the French, potiron (pumpkin) and marron (chestnut).

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.