Rumbo Squash pk/10

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SKU SQ80-10
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100 days. Cucurbita moschata. (F1) Plant produces good yields of 15 lb pumpkin shaped winter squash. Is it a pumpkin that tastes like a winter squash or is it a winter squash that looks like a pumpkin? The flattened ribbed squash looks somewhat like Cinderella pumpkin or an old-fashioned cheese pumpkin, but the flavor is that of a superior quality winter squash. The very thick dark orange-yellow flesh is even sweeter than acorn squash without the stringiness. Quality holds for a long time, allowing plenty of time to display the unique fruits prior to eating them. Yields are higher than most other winter squash. Excellent choice for home gardens and specialty market growers. A winter squash variety.

Note: Item is being discontinued by seed grower. Once the inventory is depleted, it won't be available in the future.

Lot No: SM1P

Germination: 95%

Test Date: 01/19

Seeds Per Pound: 3,500

Plant Height: 24” tall

Planting Season: Spring

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Indoor Sow/Direct Sow



Winter 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 - 100 days
Winter Squash Seed Planting Information:

Winter Squash need warm weather to grow. 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. Eight to 10 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 winter squash from damp ground by placing them on boards. Cut winter squash carefully from plants to prevent damaging the vines.


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by on July 17, 2008

This winter squash is something absolutely special. I have never seen such a huge, quickly growing and enourmously cropping annual plant. I guess, it is the biggest annual plants ever. I planted two seedling to one hill well, into perfectly prepared soil, and after that I had the only problem, to route number of shoots to the calculated direction. Many female blossoms died from the begining however I pollinated them, and I was really unhappy, but it was probably only the protection of the plant not to keep fruits before its proper development. Because when it covered area approx. 5x8m, each pollinated female blossom developed fruit, so in the middle of July, I have more then 8 squashes and new are still growing, the main shoots reached the garden fence and creeps along, every morning there are tens of huge blossoms, bees love them, and even leaves are higly decorative with their white flecs... Higly recommended. Comparing with some other All-America Selection Winners this is real winner. And still no sings of any diseases....

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