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Product Number: 37303

SWEET LIGHTNING WINTER SQUASH (F1 Hybrid, 100 days) *Currently Unavailable*


Germ 7-10 days / Pepo
We love this little dual purpose winter squash. Very decorative; looks like a mini pumpkin, perfect for a shelf. Supreme eating; excellent sweet flavor, smooth flesh with orange and white striped , spotted skin. Easy to eat, single serving 1-1 1/2 lb. fruit that stores well. Cut in half, scoop out the seeds add some butter then bake or roast. 15 seeds


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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    Sprawling but wonderful

    The vines on this squash sprawl everywhere, but the squash are exactly as described - beautiful and tender. They're not super sweet, but the size is fantastic. I like to slice them up and roast them, or put them directly in soups. If you use moist heat to cook them you can eat the skins, even though they don't get as soft as delicata skins.

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