Squash - Hopi Orange (Cucurbita maxima) Organic Winter Squash Non GMO Heirloom Vegetable
A very hardy squash and difficult to find anymore!
Heirloom variety averaging about 12-15 pounds. Hopi orange is a large reddish-orange winter squash type that is an excellent keeper. The squash weigh between 4.5-6.8 kg (10-15 lbs) when fully mature. The flesh is yellow to orange and possesses an excellent flavor. They are an excellent variety for baking, roasting, soups and pies.
- Full sun
- Soil: well worked, rich, loose, well-drained soil.
Direct sow seeds outdoors from late May to mid-June. Sow 3 or 6 seeds 12 mm- 2.5 cm (½-1”) deep into hills that are 1.8 m (6') apart. Thin seedlings to 2 per hill.
- Vining habit
- Harvest: winter squash can be harvested when the fruits have turned a deep, solid color and the rind is hard. Harvest the main part of the crop in September or October, before heavy frosts hit your area. Cut squash from the vines carefully, leaving two inches of stem attached if possible.
- Resistant to squash bugs.
- Seed Count: 5 seeds