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Winter squash 'Argonaut'

Cucurbita moschata

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Argonaut is a variety of Winter squash which is a member of the Cucurbita family. Its botanical name is Cucurbita moschata 'Argonaut'. Argonaut is a hybrid variety.

Hybrid variety. Butternut-type squash.

This variety is an Vegetable that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Argonaut is known for growing to a height of approximately 30.0 cm (11.7 inches).

Argonaut Winter squash tends to need a moderate amount of maintenance, so ensuring that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant is quite important to ensure you have a happy and healthy plant.

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

How to grow Argonaut

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water moderately. Argonaut is generally regarded as a tender plant, 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 Argonaut are Zone 3 and Zone 12. Argonaut needs a soil ph of 6.1 to 7.5 (weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Argonaut 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). For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 15°C / 59°F.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Argonaut about 10 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Argonaut

Argonaut is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Argonaut