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Turk’s Turban

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 6’
Row Spacing 6’
Days To Maturity 80-100
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained
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Distinct bright orange with olive green and white streaks on prominent blossom end. Turban shaped fruits up to 7-12”, weighing 2–8 pounds. The variety of sizes is nice to select the right squash for the number of guests at your meal. Mildly sweet flesh, buttercup-type, ideal for fall market display. The most beautif...
Distinct bright orange with olive green and white streaks on prominent blossom end. Turban shaped fruits up to 7-12”, weighing 2–8 pounds. The variety of sizes is nice to select the right squash for the number of guests at your meal. Mildly sweet flesh, buttercup-type, ideal for fall market display. The most beautiful white seeds we have seen in a winter squash. Predates 1820s, may be ancestor of American Turban. Also known as Turk’s Cap and French Turban. Tags: Color: Bi-Colored, Heritage: Heirloom, Season: Late Summer Fall, Certification: Organic.
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  • Turk’s Turban winter squash maxima image####

  • Turk’s Turban winter squash maxima image####

  • Turk’s Turban winter squash maxima image####

Turk’s Turban

Cucurbita maxima
Distinct bright orange with olive green and white streaks on prominent blossom end. Turban shaped fruits up to 7-12”, weighing 2–8 pounds. The variety of sizes is nice to select the right squash for the number of guests at your meal. Mildly sweet flesh, butterc...
Distinct bright orange with olive green and white streaks on prominent blossom end. Turban shaped fruits up to 7-12”, weighing 2–8 pounds. The variety of sizes is nice to select the right squash for the number of guests at your meal. Mildly sweet flesh, buttercup-type, ideal for fall market display. The most beautiful white seeds we have seen in a winter squash. Predates 1820s, may be ancestor of American Turban. Also known as Turk’s Cap and French Turban. Tags: Color: Bi-Colored, Heritage: Heirloom, Season: Late Summer Fall, Certification: Organic.
Learn More
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 6’
Row Spacing 6’
Days To Maturity 80-100
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained
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