Potimarron Squash

Cucurbita maxima | SKU: 1352A P25
5 Reviews
  • Organic
  • Fruits grow to 3 to 4 pounds
  • Chestnut-like flavor
  • Long shelf life
  • 85-95 days

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(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.

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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


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.

Pumpkin Bread


Living in Northern Idaho our growing season is short.
I gave them a try and they were perfect.

Amazing color transformation. I used them for pumpkin bread and it was amazing.

The dogs also liked them.

My favorite


I love winter squash for baking and cooking. Every year I grow several varieties, but every year one of those varieties is always Potimarron. Soup, pie, mashed or bread, this squash shines. Pretty much grows itself, and keeps well