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Amish Pie

Cucurbita maxima
HOW TO GROW WINTER SQUASH MAXIMA

Start indoors 3–4 weeks before last frost, plant out 2 weeks after last frost. Start 3 seeds in flats or 4” pots, thin to 1-2 plants. Direct seed after last frost or soil 70˚F. Seeds will rot in cool wet soil. 5-6 seeds to a 12” diameter hill or disturbed area. Can transplant end of last frost with row cover. Cucurbita maxima is typically cultivated in cooler areas than C. moschata or C. angyrosperma. Cure in warm dry place such as a garage for one week after harvest. Pinch new blossoms midsummer to encourage larger set fruit size. Soil pH 5.1-7.0. Hardiness zones 4-11. Annual.

Days from maturity calculated from the date of seeding. Average 176-300 seeds per ounce. Average 15M seeds per acre. Federal germination standard: 75%. Usual seed life: 6 years. Isolation distance for seed saving: 1/2 mile.

Planting Depth 1/2-1”
Soil Temp. Germ. 70-85˚F
Days to Germ. 3-10
Plant Spacing 18-24”
Row Spacing 6’
Days To Maturity 90–105
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained
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Flattened ribbed, buff colored fruits, with deep orange, sweet flesh, excellent in pies, average weight is eight pounds. Tan fruits store well, and are named for its resemblance to a wheel of cheese. Tags: Type: Moschata, Color: Orange, Size: Giant, Shape: Flat, Heritage: Heirloom,New Listing, Season: Late Summer Fa...
Flattened ribbed, buff colored fruits, with deep orange, sweet flesh, excellent in pies, average weight is eight pounds. Tan fruits store well, and are named for its resemblance to a wheel of cheese. Tags: Type: Moschata, Color: Orange, Size: Giant, Shape: Flat, Heritage: Heirloom,New Listing, Season: Late Summer Fall, Certification: Organic.
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Amish Pie

Cucurbita maxima
Flattened ribbed, buff colored fruits, with deep orange, sweet flesh, excellent in pies, average weight is eight pounds. Tan fruits store well, and are named for its resemblance to a wheel of cheese. Tags: Type: Moschata, Color: Orange, Size: Giant, Shape: Flat...
Flattened ribbed, buff colored fruits, with deep orange, sweet flesh, excellent in pies, average weight is eight pounds. Tan fruits store well, and are named for its resemblance to a wheel of cheese. Tags: Type: Moschata, Color: Orange, Size: Giant, Shape: Flat, Heritage: Heirloom,New Listing, Season: Late Summer Fall, Certification: Organic.
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HOW TO GROW WINTER SQUASH MAXIMA

Start indoors 3–4 weeks before last frost, plant out 2 weeks after last frost. Start 3 seeds in flats or 4” pots, thin to 1-2 plants. Direct seed after last frost or soil 70˚F. Seeds will rot in cool wet soil. 5-6 seeds to a 12” diameter hill or disturbed area. Can transplant end of last frost with row cover. Cucurbita maxima is typically cultivated in cooler areas than C. moschata or C. angyrosperma. Cure in warm dry place such as a garage for one week after harvest. Pinch new blossoms midsummer to encourage larger set fruit size. Soil pH 5.1-7.0. Hardiness zones 4-11. Annual.

Days from maturity calculated from the date of seeding. Average 176-300 seeds per ounce. Average 15M seeds per acre. Federal germination standard: 75%. Usual seed life: 6 years. Isolation distance for seed saving: 1/2 mile.

Planting Depth 1/2-1”
Soil Temp. Germ. 70-85˚F
Days to Germ. 3-10
Plant Spacing 18-24”
Row Spacing 6’
Days To Maturity 90–105
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained
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