Winter Luxury Squash

Cucurbita pepo | SKU: 1608
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$3.25 to $76.50
  • Orange rind with netting
  • Fruits grow to 6 pounds
  • Excellent texture and flavor
  • Winter squash
  • 85-100 days

$3.25 to $76.50
Maximum quantity of 15

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Item Details

(C. pepo) (aka Livingston’s Pie Squash) Introduced in 1893 by Johnson & Stokes of Philadelphia. Amy Goldman, author of The Compleat Squash, says it is “the finest pie stock in the land.” Fruits average 6 pounds, making them the perfect size for two pies. Orange rind is covered in delicate netting; flesh is smooth, sweet, and fiber-free. Not the best keeper, so enjoy it for Thanksgiving or early winter. 85-100 days.

Learn to Grow Winter Luxury 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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So awesome!

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AMAZING!!!! These are beautiful squash, a lovely size - not too big. And are indeed delicious. They did start to get soft in storage in January, so you'll want to enjoy these earlier than that or process for freezing. We did have a battle with squash vine borers, so the trellised pumpkins didn't fair as well. I highly recommend letting these sprawl, as they will root along the stem which gives them a better chance against the borers. Medium production, 4-5 per plant, seemed fairly resistant to powdery mildew (we did spray with neem oil on occasion). Am definitely growing them year after year, highly recommend. Grown in eastern Mass.