A hellava squash! These massive, blue-grey beauties are the perfect antidote to our long, drizzly NW winters. Fruits weigh 10-20lbs and can store easily through May. The thick, dry and oh-so-sweet flesh can be used in soups, pies, curries, or just eaten plain with salt and butter. A NW heirloom, it was improved by Oregon breeder Carol Deppe for cold-soil germination, a small seed cavity, vigorous growth and storability. We blew some minds when we dropped one of these in our CSA members’ share this fall. Large, sprawling vines produce 2-3 squash per plant
Days to Maturity: 100-110
Direct seed in early May or start indoors 3 weeks before
transplant. Optimal soil temperature for germination is
75-85°. Seeding depth:1/2”. Plant spacing: 24-36”.
Row Spacing: 5-6 ft.