Strawberry Crown Squash

Cucurbita maxima | SKU: 1529A-SLDOUT
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  • Organic
  • Brown, bicolor skin
  • Flattened fruits grow to 6 pounds
  • Winter squash
  • 90 days

Item Details

(C. maxima) Mary Schultz of Monroe, Washington found this variety in Brazil in the late 1980s. She gave it to Glenn Drowns who introduced it to SSE in 1991. Beautiful brown bicolor squash with a blush of salmon at the crown. Fruits average 6 pounds. 90 days.

Learn to Grow Strawberry Crown 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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Good tasting reliable larger winter squash/pumpkin


We grow about a half acre of large winter squash/pumpkins each year (15+ varieties). We have grown this variety for 2 years with very good results despite high temps in the mid 90's for stretches of time. It is very productive with 3-5 mature squash from each plant. They hold quite well (last year made it to March). Flavor is very nice. We roast it and eat it straight with a little cinnamon. Overall, this has performed better than all large winter squash except for the cushaws the last two years. I am not sure if it is the best tasting larger squash, but it is very good and a reliable producer. Many of the varieties we have tried growing just don't make it through the summer (heat, bugs drought, rain etc). It will always have a place in our gardens.