Unique slate-gray color with heavy firm-ribbed exterior and a deep orange deliciously mild, sweet, stringless, highly aromatic interior flesh. 9 x 10”H by 10 x 14”W slightly flattened fruits weigh about 7-8 lb. Excellent storage squash. Pair with multicolor pumpkins and gourds for an interesting fall display. A must for fall markets!
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
VEGETABLE SEED AND PLANTING GUIDE
|Direct Seed (100 Ft.)||Distance Apart In Row After Thinning||Space Between Rows||Planting Depth|
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.
ESTIMATED DAYS TO MATURITY
- Borage deters worms, improves growth and flavor
- Marigold deters beetles
- Nasturtium deters squash bugs and beetles
- Oregano provides general pest protection