Squash, Winter

All Squash (Winter & Summer) | Butternut | Acorn | Buttercup | Delicata/Sweet Dumpling | Hubbard | Spaghetti | Kabocha | Specialty


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Winter squash seed varieties come in a wide array of colors, shapes, sizes and flavors. Choose traditional butternut squash, acorn squash, and buttercup varieties, as well as specialty types of winter squash like Hubbards, Vegetable Spaghetti, Delicata and fall novelty varieties...
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Winter squash seed varieties come in a wide array of colors, shapes, sizes and flavors. Choose traditional butternut squash, acorn squash, and buttercup varieties, as well as specialty types of winter squash like Hubbards, Vegetable Spaghetti, Delicata and fall novelty varieties. You'll harvest the benefits of growing winter squash from seed. Some of our winter squash seed varieties have tolerance to powdery mildew.

Winter Squash are so named because they take much longer to mature and are great for long-term storage. When stored in a cool, dry space, they will last for months. The skins are hard, the flesh is usually yellow or orange, and the large seeds are delicious when roasted. Many winter squash have long, trailing vines which require a large area for growing, although recent developments have produced a number of bush varieties for small spaces.

Culture:
Any well-drained fertile soil will grow squash with the proper management. As a group, they are warm weather crops quite sensitive to cold temperatures, so wait for warm soil to plant. Planting pattern and area covered will depend on the bush/vining plant habit of the particular varieties you choose to grow. Plastic mulch can be used to raise soil temperature, conserve moisture and control weeds. Use supplemental water if plants start to wilt and add bees for pollination. Finally, harvest carefully at peak maturity to avoid declining quality. Those winter types that will store well are best held at 50-55° F. and 50-75% relative humidity with good air circulation. Maturities are from field seeding and are intended for comparison only.

Average Seed Count:
Small: 30 per packet; 4,500/Lb.
Large: 30 per packet; 2,000/Lb.

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