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Winter squash 'Georgia candy roaster squash'

Cucurbita maxima

Georgia candy roaster squash is part of the Cucurbita genus and is a Winter squash variety. Its scientific name is Cucurbita maxima 'Georgia candy roaster squash'. Georgia candy roaster squash is a variety of heirloom Winter squash .

From LocalHarvest.org:
Georgia Candy Roaster (112 days) is much like the regular heirloom Banana squash but even bigger up to 60 lbs! The long fruit has thin pink skin and delicious orange flesh. It is perfect for baking and pies. This heirloom is very productive and it keeps very well! This is a very rare variety that come from Georgia, do not confuse with the more common and slightly different Carolina Candy Roaster varieties,.

Treat as an Annual - it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Normally growing to a mature height of 50.0 cm (1.62 feet), Georgia candy roaster squash grows with a vine-like habit.

Georgia candy roaster squash Winter squash is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

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How to grow Winter squash 'Georgia candy roaster squash'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Georgia candy roaster squash likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Georgia candy roaster squash is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Georgia candy roaster squash are Zone 10 and Zone 12. Georgia candy roaster squash tends to grow best in a soil ph of between 6.1 and 7.5 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Georgia candy roaster squash from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 2.27 feet (70.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 1.17 inches (3.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 21°C / 70°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting Georgia candy roaster squash

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Georgia candy roaster squash is a tender plant.

Harvesting Georgia candy roaster squash

Winter squash 'Georgia candy roaster squash' information

How long does Georgia candy roaster squash take to grow?

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Other Names for Winter squash 'Georgia candy roaster squash'

Candy roaster, Banana squash, Winter squash

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