- Fruits grow to 3 to 4 pounds
- Chestnut-like flavor
- Long shelf life
- 85-95 days
(C. maxima) (aka Courge Châtaigne) A small winter squash from France, inversely pear-shaped, with a flavor like chestnuts. The name is derived from the French: potiron (pumpkin) and marron (chestnut). Superb table quality in a small (3-4 pounds) manageable size. 85-95 days.
Learn to Grow Potimarron Squash
Direct Seed: 1" Deep
Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds
Thin: To 3-4 Plants
Light: Full Sun
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed. Hills should be spaced 6' apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors 3 weeks before transplanting out.
Ratings & Reviews
A really good choice
This squash is a prolific producer. It needs space as the vines grow extremely long. I used a trellis to control it. It has a good flavor and can be frozen after cooked. I'll grow it again.
Delicious gem of a squash
by Colorado Pamela
This is far and away the best tasting fall/winter squash ever. I just harvested mine, and some were 7-8 pounds. Third year growing them; they will always have a prize place in my garden.
Incredible, prolific, delicious
Amazing producer! Over 30 fruits and still going from 6 hills . Super easy to grow in my area of Central Massachusetts. No problems with squash bugs or any other pests. Be warned, they really spread out . Incredible flavor and texture , even my wife , who doesn't like other winter squash varieties loves this one. And the bonus , these really thicken up a soup all on their own. I will plant these every year in my 3 sisters gardens.