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Prairie Road Organic Seed

Squash, Winter: Uncle David's Dakota Dessert

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 A PRAIRIE ROAD ORIGINAL!

CERTIFIED ORGANIC seed, 1 packet (25 seeds)

Cucurbita maxima (95-105 days) Bred by David Podoll, this buttercup-type variety is a cross between Hubbard, Gold Nugget and other maximas. You benefit from over 40 years of selection work: our family has been selecting for deep orange color, thick flesh, rich taste, sweetness, smooth texture, vigor and hardiness in cold weather. The end-result is a real work-horse variety with the ability to produce solid yields for you in variable conditions. This full-flavored, rich tasting squash stars as a side-dish and is an excellent player in pies and desserts.

By purchasing this seed you are a part of the FREE THE SEED movement... This variety was bred on our farm and is registered as OPEN SOURCE through the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI). To learn more, click here.

Growing Notes

Soil Temp. for Germ.: 70-85 degrees F; Planting Depth: 1 inch; Plant Spacing: 2 seeds/ft. in rows 5-6 ft. apart; Days to Germination: 6-10; Full Sun; Moderate Water. Days to Maturity: 95-105. Cut from vines; store in dry place with good air circulation at room temperature until stems are dry. For fully cured squash with peak flavor, cure 1-2 months. Stores well in a cool basement most of the winter.

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