Nov 19, 2019  Week: 47

Autumn Frost Squash

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Scientific Name : Cucurbita moschata

Common Name : Round moschata

Blooming Season : Summer

Plant Habit : Spreading

Spacing : 26 - 36" (66 - 91cm)

Height : 8 - 12" (20 - 30cm)

Width : 96 - 132" (244 - 335cm)

Exposure : Sun

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Seed supplied as: Raw.

Class : Winter Squash

Type : Specialty Round

Habit : Medium Vine

Exterior Colour : Dark tan

Fruit Size : 5-7 in./13-18 cm long x 5-6 in./13-15 cm wide

Disease Resistance : IR: PM

Days to maturity from direct seed : 100-105

Production Method : Field

  • Uniquely ribbed, round fruit ripens to dark tan with a frosted overlay.
  • Fruit is similar in taste to a butternut squash, with superior quality, rich flavour and a shelf life of up to 4 months after maturity, allowing for a supply of high-quality fruit throughout the Winter season.
  • Fruit can be prepared like a winter squash; cut lengthwise or cut the top 2 in./5 cm off, scoop seeds out and roast; perfect for stuffing.
  • Best grown in-ground.