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Winter squash 'Fairytale'

Cucurbita moschata

  • 4 plantings
  • 1 available for swap
  • 0 wanted
  • 4 stashed

Fairytale is a popular variety of Winter squash, which belongs to the Cucurbita genus (Cucurbita moschata 'Fairytale').

C. moschata 110 days. A unique eating and ornamental pumpkin, Fairytale has a deeply lobed, slightly squat shape and a magnificent mahogany brown color. A real eye-catcher in the field and at the market. Similar to Cinderella but more deeply ribbed, with a thick, strong handle. Numerous 12-18 inch fruit are borne on vigorous 10 foot vines. The flesh is deep orange and suitable for cooking and baking in pies.

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. Fairytale is known for growing to a height of approximately 30.48 cm (11.89 inches).

Fairytale Winter squash needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.

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

How to grow Fairytale

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Fairytale is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Fairytale are Zone 3 and Zone 11. Ensure your soil has a ph of between 6.5 and 7.0 as Fairytale is a weakly acidic soil - neutral soil loving plant.

Growing Fairytale from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 4.94 feet (1.52 metres) 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.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Fairytale about 14 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Fairytale

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

Harvesting Fairytale