Georgia Candy Roaster is part of the Cucurbita genus and is a Winter squash variety. Its scientific name is Cucurbita maxima 'Georgia Candy Roaster'. Georgia Candy Roaster is a variety of heirloom OP Winter squash . When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours: Deep peach.
Pink banana shaped squash weighing 101-15lbs. Georgia heirloom. 95 days.1 Do not confuse with other similar squash.1
A type of Vegetable
, it mainly grows as an Annual
plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Normally growing to a mature height of 50.0 cm
(1.62 feet), Georgia Candy Roaster grows with a vine-like habit.
United States is believed to be where Georgia Candy Roaster originates from.
Georgia Candy Roaster 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 Georgia Candy Roaster
Georgia Candy Roaster likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Georgia Candy Roaster 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 are Zone 10 and Zone 12. Georgia Candy Roaster 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 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
Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Georgia Candy Roaster is a tender plant.
Harvesting Georgia Candy Roaster
Mature fruits are about ten pounds each1 and have an interesting peachy pink color, often with a greenish blue end.
Properly cured and stored may last up to six months.
Non-patented (Baker Creek carries only non-patented seeds2)
Candy roaster, North Georgia Candy Roaster