Sunshine Squash Seeds
Sunshine Squash SQ39-10

Sunshine Squash Seeds

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SKU SQ39-10
$4.00 $3.75
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Country Of Origin: USA USA
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95 days. Cucurbita maxima. (F1) Sunshine Squash. This compact plant produces good yields of 3 to 4 lb bright reddish orange squash with thin tan stripes. It is perhaps the best eating quality of any winter squash. It has sweet nutty flesh that is completely smooth and stringless. The creamy sweet flavor flesh is brought out well when the fruit is baked, steamed, or even microwaved. Excellent for baking, mashing, and making pies. A very attractive gourmet squash. The short vines need 6 to 8 feet in the full sun garden. This variety was developed from a cross between two different orange varieties. Always a great seller at Farmer’s Markets. An excellent choice for home gardens, farmer's markets, and market growers. A winter squash variety.

Lot No: 65469

Germination: 96%

Test Date: 06/24

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.

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