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Long Island Cheese Winter Squash Seeds (Cucurbita moschata)

$2.95
Item #:
631117
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.
Item #:
631117
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.

Description

This Long Island heirloom was known as the original "Cheese Wheel".  It has smooth, heavily ribbed, buff-colored skin with a deep orange, sweet flesh.  This winter squash weighs 6-10 pounds, and is considered one of the best baking varieties and is excellent in pies. It also stores well.


Direct sow seeds in hills or rows after the last spring frost; for hills, sow 6-8 seeds per 12"-wide hill, then thin to the best 3-4 plants per hill.  To grow in a shorter season, start indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost. Winter squash prefer fertile soil.  Approximately 16 seeds per packet.

 Exposure  Planting Method  Planting Depth  Plant Spacing  Days to Maturity  Size at Maturity 
Full Sun Direct Sow 1" Thin to plants 4' apart, rows 8'; or hills 6-8' apart 90-100 12-18"H

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