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Sweet Keeper

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 100–110
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained
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Excellent sweet orange flavor. Flat to lightly round fruit weigh 5 to 10 plus lbs. Vigorous 20–30’ vines, warm or cool temps do not matter but it must be dry. Stores well to spring if kept dry and above freezing. Tags: Type: Maxima, Color: White, Shape: Flat, Specialty: Storage, Heritage: New Listing, Season: Late S...
Excellent sweet orange flavor. Flat to lightly round fruit weigh 5 to 10 plus lbs. Vigorous 20–30’ vines, warm or cool temps do not matter but it must be dry. Stores well to spring if kept dry and above freezing. Tags: Type: Maxima, Color: White, Shape: Flat, Specialty: Storage, Heritage: New Listing, Season: Late Summer Fall, Certification: Organic.
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Sweet Keeper

Cucurbita maxima
Excellent sweet orange flavor. Flat to lightly round fruit weigh 5 to 10 plus lbs. Vigorous 20–30’ vines, warm or cool temps do not matter but it must be dry. Stores well to spring if kept dry and above freezing. Tags: Type: Maxima, Color: White, Shape: Flat, S...
Excellent sweet orange flavor. Flat to lightly round fruit weigh 5 to 10 plus lbs. Vigorous 20–30’ vines, warm or cool temps do not matter but it must be dry. Stores well to spring if kept dry and above freezing. Tags: Type: Maxima, Color: White, Shape: Flat, Specialty: Storage, Heritage: 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 100–110
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained
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