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Upper Ground Sweet Potato Squash Seeds

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Drought Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
High Humidity
Suitable for all Regions
Upper Ground Sweet Potato Squash
SKU: SQ119-5
Country Of Origin: USA USA
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Winter Squash
110 days. Cucurbita moschata. Open Pollinated. Upper Ground Sweet Potato Squash. The plant produces excellent yields of medium to large 12 to 20 lb round to bell shaped tan squash. The squash can grow up to 43 lbs. The plant has vigorous large dark metallic green vines with striped leaves. The orange flesh is thick and delicious and resembles the flavor of the sweet potato. Keeps well for months. The plant does well in hot and dry regions, especially in the South. Drought Tolerant. Also known as the Potato Pumpkin. It was grown by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello, Virginia. An heirloom variety from the Appalachian area of Kentucky. A winter squash variety.

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Germination: 85%

Test Date: 05/24

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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