There is good reason this squash is called “sweet”. This wonderful, large, 1940s heirloom treasure may not be well known, but after you grow it, you’ll be spreading the word! With a fine-grained texture and delicious flavor, it is superb by itself, added to soups or roasts, and even baked into a pie that rivals pumpkin pie! Excellent for canning or freezing. Vines grow up to 10′ long. Botanical Interests’® Sweet Meat Winter Squash Seeds have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
This packet sows up to 4 mounds.
95-110 days to maturity.
Outdoors: Sow 1-2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 70°–85°F.
Indoors: Not recommended except in very short growing seasons, 2-4 weeks before transplanting. Roots are sensitive to disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots that can be planted directly into the ground. Transplant when soil temperature is at least 60°F.
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.