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Lot No: PU1020-1
Test Date: 12/16
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.
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.
Keep soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged.
Water well during dry and hot spells.
Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when
transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro every two weeks.
Protect ripening winter squash from damp ground by placing them on boards. Cut
winter squash carefully from plants to prevent damaging the vines.
by Anonymous 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.
by Anonymous 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.