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Product Number: 38102

SWEET MAMA WINTER SQUASH (F1 Hybrid)

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This improved buttercup type bears fruit on semi-bush vines. Squash are dark green with yellow flesh that is sweet and dry. An excellent storage variety. 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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10/02/2018
Sara Clay

Great winter squash

Nice! Planted indoor starts out in mid-June here in southern VT at altitude since late warm-up. Tough season here with July drought then August non-stop clouds and rain. Got 2 seven pound squash per vine planted 2’ apart in raised beds. Pollination problems with all the squashes this year, so that wasn’t too bad. One vine climbed the deer fence (made of concrete reinforcing wire) and did great-the strong vine held the squashes up. Tasty and meaty squash. Don’t know yet how well a winter keeper, but looks good with nice firm dry thick stems. Do note that squash leaves are very edible and quite a nice green-they have a sweetness that is nice. Eaten worldwide. I pick them late season when production decreases and freeze for winter green side-dish or soups.

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06/16/2018
John
South Paris Maine

No germination

Not one of these came up very dissapointed

06/18/2018

Pinetree Garden Seeds

Hi John, I'm sorry that you had a problem with the germination of your seeds. I do see that you ordered 22 varieties - did all varieties not germinate? Please let us know, Pinetree Garden Seeds

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