Squash Winter Gold Nugget Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Squash Winter Gold Nugget Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Cucurbita maxima

Item #3140

85 days. Eureka! When you harvest this squash, you will have found the mother lode! Bred for short seasons with heavy yields of sweet potato-like, firm, orange interior. Also known as Oriental pumpkin, little, 1-3 pound squash grow on a small, bush-type plant with up to 6 fruits setting in a cluster at the base; excellent for small spaces. Stores up to 6 months. A 1966 All-America Selections winner.

This packet sows up to 6 mounds.

Seedling Image

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
2-3 seeds
per mound

Mound Spacing:

When 2" tall
thin to 1-2
per mound

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost, and when soil temperature is 70°?85°F.

When to start inside: Not recommended except in very short growing seasons. 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost. Roots sensitive to disturbance; sow in 4" biodegradable pots that can be planted directly into the ground. Transplant when soil temperature is at least 60°F.

Harvesting: Harvest when the squash's rind is hard enough that you can't dent it with your fingernail and before first frost. Cut stem, (don't break it off) leaving 2" of stem attached, which keeps the squash whole, leaving no opening for infection. Though fruits are hard and may seem indestructible, treat them gently; bruising can spoil squash.

Artist: Donna Clement

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