Giant Show King Squash Seeds
Giant Show King Squash SQ12-5
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Giant Show King Squash Seeds

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SKU SQ12-5
$6.00 $5.75
Availability: In Stock
Country Of Origin: Canada Canada
Planting Instructions
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130 days. Cucurbita maxima. Open Pollinated. Giant Show King Squash. The plant produces giant gray green color squash. This unique squash was developed by Howard Dill who also grew the World Record Dill’s Atlantic Giant Pumpkin. The squash can grow from 400 lbs up to 990 lbs. Impress your neighbors and grow a World Record size squash. The current world record set in Nova Scotia was at 1,486 lbs. These are Genuine seeds from the grower - Howard Dill of Nova Scotia. A summer squash variety.

Special Growing Tips for Giant Pumpkins/Squash: Start seeds indoors middle or end of April. Use fresh Miracle Gro potting soil to start the seeds. Do not use Miracle Gro Seed Starting Mix. Plant seeds 1 " deep (1 seed per plastic container). Water seeds with hot water. Keep the temperature at a constant 85F. Over-watering and low temperatures can cause the seeds to rot. Allow 400 square feet per plant in the garden for best results. Transplant seedlings when the soil has warmed up. Seedlings will not tolerate temperatures. As the plants start to vine out, use a weak 1-20-15 fertilizer. Bury the vines at the axils to promote a more extensive root system. Water plants as needed. Use male flowers to fertilize the female flowers. The female flowers will always have a small yellow fruit beneath the blossom, males will not. Protect female flowers from bees by covering them with a Ziploc bag. Once the pumpkin/squash has reached basketball size, the pollination has taken. If the fruit shrivels up and dies on the vine, then it did not get pollinated or not enough pollination was used. Periodically, feed plants with low nitrogen, low phosphorus, and high potash fertilizer until one week from harvest. Over-fertilizing the plant before any pumpkin/squash develops will delay the growing process. For best results, the squash should be at least 8 to 10 feet out on the vine. Leave only squash/pumpkin per plant. Protect the plants from animals (deer, raccoons, etc) and use insecticides to deter insects (aphids, beetles, squash bugs, etc).

Lot No: HD2023

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 06/24

Seeds Per Pound: 2000 to 4,000

Plant Height: 24” tall

Planting Season: Spring

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Indoor Sow/Direct Sow

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.

Customer Reviews

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by on July 18, 2008

Excellent growth and size. Is far all intents and purposes a true green version of the AG pumpkin, and should be grown with the exact same methods. Should not be in the “summer squash” section as the fruit is harvested at maturity in the fall season, and can last into the winter in cool dry storage.

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