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Red Warty Thing Squash

€4,25 EUR

An American Heirloom with a hidden treasure

The Red Warty Thing squash is an American heirloom from the late 1800's akin to a Hubbard squash. It is not the best looking heirloom squash since it has a thick red orange rind weighing between 10 and 20 pounds that grows little bumps that look like warts hence the name. The tough rind makes it a bit challenging to remove however the reward is pounds of smooth dense flesh fabulous for cooking, storing, roasting, pickling, freezing.

Scientific Name: Cucurbita maxima

Plant Life Cycle: Annual

Optimal Germination Temperature: 18C

Germination time in days: 7-14 Days

Indicative Days to maturity: 105 Days

Sunlight: full sun

Soil requirement: rich in organic matter, well drained, fertile

Sowing and cultivation: Start indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost. Sow 1.5 cm deep. Provide 21C soil temperature. Transplant out 1m apart without disturbing roots. Direct sow outdoors when soil is over 21 C degrees F. Germ 7-10 days.