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Butternut Violona Rugosa Winter Squash heirloom organic

€3,50 EUR

Violina Di Rugosa squash is a butternut squash heirloom variety from Southern Italy. It is also known as Giant Peanut, wrinkled butternut, or Gandiotti pumpkin. This is not a variety you will find commonly available. The Violina di Rugosa squash grows on large vines and produces medium to large fruits. 20 to 30 cm long and weighing 4-5 pounds. It had a hard, tan skin, covered with wrinkles and grooves and its flesh is dense with a deep orange color. Like most butternuts, it has a violin shape, cylindrical with a large bulbous bottom. Violina Di Rugosa butternut squash has a creamy, smooth texture, a nutty and sweet flavor, and excellent storage capabilities. It is traditionally baked in Italy to make the most of its sweet and nutty taste and smooth texture.

Scientific Name: cucurbita moschata

Plant Life Cycle: annual

Optimal Germination Temperature: 18C

Germination time in days: 7-14 Days

Indicative Days to maturity: 90-100 days

Sunlight: Full sun

Soil requirement: rich, well-drained soil

Sowing and cultivation: Sow indoors from late March through April if growing in the greenhouse, or late April through May to transplant outdoors.Sow direct outdoors from late May. Seeds should be planted 2 cm deep in good size pots, 1-2 seeds per pot/cell. Thin to keep the strongest seedling. When large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into bigger pots.Place in a propagator before transplanting outside. Leave 60-80 cm between the plants