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Species: Cucurbita maxima
Days to Maturity: 80
Grown by: North Circle Farm
An uncommon variety, the Ukrainian winter squash is considered to be a sweet meat squash that can be eaten raw or shredded raw to be made into slaw salads. Easily grown to a size of 10 to 20 pounds at maturity. Flat-ribbed outer skin that turns pink-orange or bluish-green when ripe, this squash has a savory bright orange meat high in Vitamin A that is smooth and densely textured. Inside the squash there are numerous large seeds that can be roasted and eaten for a snack. When cooked, it has a sweet, nutty flavor that goes well with a variety of main dishes.
Direct seed in loose soil every 18 inches after danger of frost is past and soil temp is 60F. You can also start seeds indoors to give them a head start. If starting indoors, sow 4 weeks before the last frost. Fertilize soil as plants grow with fish emulsion, compost, or a soluble, complete fertilizer.
Certified Organic. 25 Seeds per Packet.