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Tahitian Butternut Winter Squash (110 Days)

You could almost have enough squash to last a whole family all winter with just one or two plants. The impressive 20’ to 30’ vines yield 7-9 fruits each, some can weigh in up to 40 pounds, most reach around 20 pounds. The seed was originally purchased by a sailor from the island of Tahiti in the 1960s. They grow well in a range of conditions and store an incredible 9 to 10 months. The dense, orange flesh sweetens in storage. First-rate texture for pies and soups.

15 seeds

PLANTING

Cucurbita moschata

Germination: 7-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-85ºF

Seed Sowing Depth: 1/2-1" deep

Sowing Indoors: 3-4 weeks before last frost. Provide 70-85ºF soil temperature. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot. Sowing into individual biodegradable peat/cow pots reduces root damage when transplanting. Transplant after last frost, 36-48" apart. 

Sowing Outdoors: Sow after last frost when soil temperature is over 70ºF. Sow a few seeds every 36-48". 

How much does a packet plant: 12-15 foot single row, 3-5 hills

Harvest: Before heavy frost. Determine ripeness when the skin has turned color and becomes dull dry. You will be unable to create a dent when pressing your thumbnail into it. Leave two inches of the stem on the squash and manage carefully so there is no damage which can shorten storage life. Cure for 7-10 days in the sun to harden the rind and increase storage quality. Wipe any debris off skin before storing in a cool dark place with 50-55ºF temperatures and 50-65% humidity.

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.

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    BJ
    07/08/2019
    Beverly J.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Tahitian Butternut Winter Squash

    Fantastic. Started 2 plants inside in the Spring; planted them in the garden in May; now have MANY squash growing. Can't wait. We know they are wonderful since we have had them in the past but could not find seeds for many years.

    TS
    03/10/2019
    Ted S.
    United States
    I recommend this product

    Still waiting

    Great, I received the order I full very quick after I ordered they have germinated & been transplanted & I will be putting them in the ground soon