Tennessee Sweet Potato Squash Seeds
Tennessee Sweet Potato Squash SQ118-10

Tennessee Sweet Potato Squash Seeds

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SKU SQ118-10
$3.00 $2.75
Availability: In Stock
Country Of Origin: Jamaica Jamaica
Planting Instructions
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95 days. Cucurbita mixta. Open Pollinated. Tennessee Sweet Potato Squash. The plant produces excellent yields of 12 lb creamy white pear-shaped squash with very faint green stripes. The plant has huge vines. The flesh is thick and creamy white and is more delicious than a sweet potato. Great when fried in a skillet with onions, garlic, and a little salt. Perfect for making pies and custards. Excellent keeper stores well for 6 months. It was grown by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello, Virginia. An heirloom variety that was introduced in the 1780s from Jamaica via the slave trade. An excellent choice for home gardens. United States Department of Agriculture, NSL 5197. A winter squash variety.

Lot No: 4050

Germination: 98%

Test Date: 11/23

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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