Australian Butter Squash - RARE heirloom 10 seeds


Australian Butter (Cucurbita maxima) is a prolific, tasty and versatile winter Squash. It has a pale buff-orange, hard shell and sweet, dense, deep orange flesh that is dry with a very small seed cavity. When roasted, its custardy, silky-smooth texture is scrumptious instead of or alongside Potatoes with roasted meat and fowl or in a melange of roasted root vegetables sparked with herbed olive oil, balsamic vinegar and citrus zest. Weighing in from 7 to 15 pounds, this long-keeper may be stored and used throughout the winter.

Sun-loving Winter Squash is best direct-sown in well-draining, fertile, 60°F soil, two weeks past the last spring frost date. Plant them with plenty of elbow room since they love to ramble. Squash is simple to grow and transforms easily into nutritious, heart-warming dishes: soups, gratins or sumptuous Thai or Indian curries. Squash requires fertile soil and room to stretch in hot sunshine. Harvest with a sharp blade when skin is hard and the mature coloration appears, leaving some stem. Cure in the sun for ten days or in a dry room for five days. Properly cured Squash, kept cool and dry, keeps all winter long. Bee friendly. Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 3 years.

90-100 days.

Planting Guide included. Ships in padded envelope.

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