Winter squash 'Big Max'
Big Max is part of the Cucurbita genus and is a Winter squash variety. Its scientific name is Cucurbita maxima 'Big Max'. Big Max is a variety of OP Winter squash .
Although often called a pumpkin, this is not a “true” pumpkin species (C. pepo).
It grows mainly as an Annual, so it will last but a year in its native climate. Normally growing to a mature height of 50.0 cm (1.62 feet), Big Max grows with a vine-like habit.
Huge, round to flattened-round, pinkish-orange fruits. Can reach 6 feet in diameter and 100 pounds or more. Excellent for prize pumpkins!
Big Max Winter squash is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.
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How to grow Winter squash 'Big Max'
Growing Big Max from seed
Transplanting Big Max
Harvesting Big Max
Winter squash 'Big Max' information
How long does Big Max take to grow?
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Popular varieties of Winter squash
- Big Max
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