Winter Squash- North Georgia Candy Roaster

Cucurbita maxima Open Pollinated

  • Rare heirloom variety
  • Large fruit up to 4.5kg
  • Suitable for baking, frying, stuffing or pureeing

Standard seed packet, 10 seeds
$1.75

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Description

'Winter Squash- North Georgia Candy Roaster' seeds

Cucurbita maxima

  • Rare heirloom variety
  • Large fruit up to 4.5kg
  • Suitable for baking, frying, stuffing or pureeing

A rare heirloom variety of 'banana' squash originating in the southeast of the US. Large cylindrical fruit weighing up to 4.5kg grow on a trailing vine. Fruit has pink skin with a distinctive blue tip, while the orange flesh is smooth and sweet. Suitable for baking, frying, stuffing, pureeing or for pies. Can store up to 5 months.

Seeds per gram: 4
Product code: C7-14

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Quick Sowing Guide
Method Sow direct
Sowing Depth 15mm
Season Spring and summer
Germination 8-12 days @ 21-35°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost tender Annual
Row Spacing 120cm
Plant Spacing 100cm
Position Full sun, moist well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 90-100 days

*Notes: Susceptible to mildews.

How To Grow

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Ratings & Reviews

Winter Squash- North Georgia Candy RoasterWinter S

Planted in late spring around November in Melbourne, the plant took off like a rocket! Only had the space to accommodate 1 plant, which sprawled across my grassy backyard with minor moving and pruning. My soil is dense clay, and I use an organic no-dig method of growing all my veggies. The primary vine grew to about 10 metres, with a secondary vine growing about 5 metres. I harvested 9 fully grown pumpkins, and one smaller green pumpkin. The total harvest of fully grown pumpkins was around 50kgs! The largest pumpkin was 8kgs and the average weight was about 5.3 kgs! All harvested at once around mid-March. The taste is rich and slightly sweet, kind of like a butternut. Haven't tested the storage ability but I reckon they'll last at least 6 months, if not longer, when properly cured. Will definitely grow this again! :)
Jackson B 14 April 2023