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Tahitian Butternut Squash pk/10
Tahitian Butternut Squash SQ71-10
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Tahitian Butternut Squash pk/10

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SKU SQ71-10
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Planting Instructions
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110 days. Cucurbita moschata. Open Pollinated. The plant produces good yields of large 20 to 40 lb butternut squash with a long neck. The squash has golden-orange flesh that gets sweeter during storage. It is delicious raw or baked, ideal for making pies and soups. The plant grows 20 to 30 ft vines and yields 7 to 9 squash each. You could almost have enough squash to last a whole family all winter with just one or two plants, plus it stores well, for an incredible 9 to 10 months. A 1960s heirloom squash from the island of Tahiti. An excellent choice for home gardens and specialty market growers. A winter squash variety.

Lot No: PU1020-1

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 09/19

Seeds Per Pound: 4,000

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.


Customer Reviews

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by on December 1, 2010

I planted this squash in spring in central FL along with 4 other pumpkin types. All are gone except the Tahitian. From 2 hills I harvested 12. There are still fruits forming with a frost coming this week. It is delicious raw, in salads, baked, boiled, mashed, in stews, no way it isn't good.

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by on October 8, 2012

I wasn't sure if I would get anything because I planted this huge plant in a 3ftX6ft garden box. So you can imagine how pleased I was when I receive 12 very nice size squash. I harvested in May and I'm now using my last squash in October and it's in excellent condition. It stores very nicely. It produced completely before being taken out by squash vine bores.

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