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GOLD NUGGET SQUASH (95 DAYS)

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Germ 7-10 days / Pepo
Sometimes referred to as “Oriental Pumpkin” because of its appearance. Gold Nugget is a small buttercup type which won the All America award in 1966. Fruit is 1-3lbs ands hape is a flattened oval, with flesh and skin a light orange. Keeps well. 15 seeds

PLANTING:

Indoors- Plant in individual biodegradable peat/cowpots 1/2”-1” deep, 3-4 weeks before last frost with soil temperature 70 degrees. Transplant 36” apart after last frost without disturbing the roots.

Outdoors- 1/2”-1” deep after last frost, in warm soil at least 70 degrees. Sow a few seeds per space/hill with 24-36”.

Harvest- Before heavy frost. Determine ripeness when it has turned color has a dull dry skin and you can’t dent the skin with your thumbnail. Leave two inches of the stem on squash and manage carefully so there is no damage which can shorten its storage life. Curing for 7-10 days in the sun to harden the rind and increase storage quality.

Tips- Plant in fertile soil, amended with compost or well rotted manure and keep well watered. They benefit from growing on black plastic and by using row covers for weed, insect control, and more rapid growth. Fertilize on a regular basis by watering with compost tea. Select the more compact varieties if your space is limited.

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01/26/2018
Heidi
Vermont

Small reliable squash

I've grown this squash for a few years. I like that Gold Nugget grows more like a bush type squash and stays in its bed. It produces squash early, which is also a plus for my short Vermont season. It's the first squash that I start eating at the end of the summer. It stores well and each squash is a one person serving. In terms of flavor, it's consistent and good but not my favorite.

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01/19/2018
Wanda Custance

This is a nice smaller squash

They produce fairly well, sometimes pretty good under Not the best circumstances. And very sweet, many folks here in Oregon think they taste like a sweet potatoe. And they are good keepers. I can eat one for dinner pretty easy, And no waste. They also make great pie.

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