Tours Squash

Cucurbita pepo | SKU: 1512
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$3.25 to $76.50
  • Fruits grow to 17 pounds
  • Very large seeds
  • Dark green skin striped with yellow
  • Winter squash
  • 90-100 days

$3.25 to $76.50

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Item Details

(C. pepo) (aka Citrouille de Touraine, French Tours) An historic French field pumpkin, named for its place of origin, and listed by Vilmorin as early as 1856. Large-fruited (17 pounds), with distinctive large oil seeds with wide margins which were once used in the manufacture of sugar-coated pills and as a remedy for tapeworm. Great for displays and carving. 90-100 days.

Learn to Grow Tours 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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Unique decorative squash

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Received this as a free seed packet with one of my orders last year and had one plant here in zone 5/6. It does take up a decent amount of space in the garden. From one plant I only received one squash but I suspect this was more due to low pollination and the powdery mildew I was battling. Produced a great squash that started out with light yellow stripes and deepened to a dark orange over about a month after picking, about 8lbs. Made for a nice decorative squash for the Fall and lasted until after Halloween.