Argonaut Squash pk/20

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SKU SQ101-20
$2.50
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Description
Planting Instructions
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140 days. Cucurbita pepo. (F1) Plant produces good yields extra long 25 lb gold skin butternut squash. The orange flesh is very sweet. This is one of the largest butternut squash! Resistant to many insects and diseases. A winter squash variety.

Lot No: 17-3603-R

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 12/16

Summer squash
Cucurbita pepo

 
Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1 - 1 1/2"65 F to 75 F 7 to 14 daysFull Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A Hills 4 ft Apart 4 - 7 ft Hills 4 ft Apart50 - 65 days
Summer Squash Seed Planting Information:

Summer Squash need warm weather to grow. The plants produce squash in 50 to 65 days, so there is no point of planting them indoors. It is best to plant seeds directly in the garden. Plant your seeds after the soil has warmed up. Thin so there are 4 plants per hill. Summer Squash produces abundantly, so there is no need to plant successive plantings. Eight plants will provide more than enough for a large family. You can trellis squash to save space. Plants grow 2 ft tall and vines spread up to 10 ft.

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile slightly acid soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant. Add well composted manure.

Water Requirements:

Keep soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Water well during dry and hot spells.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro every two weeks.

Harvest Tips:

Protect ripening summer squash from damp ground by placing them on boards. Cut summer squash carefully from plants to prevent damaging the vines.


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by on February 10, 2013

Never waste your time on ordinary butternuts again! These are HUGE, and while their season is long at 140 days, they ripen perfectly well off the vine. One of mine hung over both sides of my big microwave. They're gigantic, keep well into February in an ordinary heated kitchen and taste as good or better than any small butternut. Minimal seed cavity, too!

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by on October 6, 2015

If you have limited garden space Argonaut squash is not for you, but my experience here in the Verdigris River Valley of Oklahoma has been that it is worth the space. Great taste, great color and very prolific. One squash will make about 12-15 servings for my wife and I. It freezes very well. jim@boatsplace.net

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