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Winter squash 'Queensland Blue'     

Cucurbita maxima

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Queensland Blue is part of the Cucurbita genus and is a Winter squash variety. Its scientific name is Cucurbita maxima 'Queensland Blue'. Queensland Blue is a variety of heirloom OP Winter squash . This variety typically blooms in the following colours:   Fluorescent orange. The mature flowers are of a Single form. This variety typically produces fruit in the following colours:   Laurel green and   Gr 2 Paint Orange. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as   Grade 1 Paint Green colour.

A large variety with deep orange flesh and a grey-green skin. This heirloom was introduced to the U.S. in 1932. Beautiful blue turban-shaped 10-20 lb. fruit, deeply ribbed. Very fine, deep golden flesh that is sweet and fine flavored. A good keeper.

Best results are obtained in full sun on rich, well-drained soil.

Queensland Blue grows as an Annual and is a Vegetable. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Normally grows to a mature height of 30.0 cm (11.7 inches).

Australia is believed to be where Queensland Blue originates from.

Queensland Blue Winter squash is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Queensland Blue have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Queensland Blue

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Queensland Blue 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 Queensland Blue are Zone 10 and Zone 12. Queensland Blue requires a soil ph of 6.1 - 7.5 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Queensland Blue from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 3.25 feet (1.00 metres) and sow at a depth of around 0.08 inches (0.2 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 21°C / 70°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting Queensland Blue

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Queensland Blue is a tender plant.

Harvesting Queensland Blue

Expect harvests to start to occur in late summer.

Misspellings of Winter squash 'Queensland Blue'


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