Plant: Winter squash (Cucurbita moschata) |
A landrace of moschata squash. Contains butternuts, necked-butternuts, and pumpkins. Lots of variation in fruit shape. Mostly selected for small sized fruits and tan skin. Selected for flavor and deeper orange color. Some of the ancestors of this seed came out of the amazingly genetically diverse Long Island Seed Project. Other ancestors are modern hybrids and old-time favorite heirlooms.
These have been intensively selected for short season. The 2010 growing season was 88 days long, and all of these seeds are descendants of those plants. It sucked to have 75% of my butternut crop fail to produce mature fruit, but is sure is a great way to select for earliness. The 2012 growing season had 84 frost free growing days.
Lot #: 2011/12, Germination 97%, 2013-05-08
JosephsGarden's Squash, Moshcata Landrace, Small Sized Fruits Seeds Seeds Care Instructions
If you would like to sow this plant directly, try 1.17 inches (3.0 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 2.27 feet (70.0 cm).
Winter squash normally tends to reach to a mature height of 30.0 cm [imperial: 11.7 inches] so ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant.
Remember to water moderately.
A soil ph of between 6.1 and 7.5 is ideal for Winter squash as it does best in acidic to alkaline soil so test your soil acidity often.
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Seed Starting Schedule
- Sow Indoor
Plantings & Stash Items
Sown on 01 May 12 Planted a row of small moschata squash about 35...