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Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita maxima 'Sweet Meat'

Botanical name: Cucurbita maxima 'Sweet Meat'

Common name: winter squash

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Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita maxima 'Sweet Meat'

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Soil: dry, acidic, loam
Sun:
  
Zones: 4a thru 11a
Care:
average
Lifespan:
annual
Category:   
Attributes:

fall interest, bee attracting, edible

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description for "Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita maxima 'Sweet Meat'"

A large growing space is needed to reap the benefits of 'Sweet Meat' winter squash. This variety grows on vigorous vines and produces hard shelled, bluish/gray fruit. Beneath this gorgeous skin lies sweet tasting, fine grained orange flesh. Enjoy its taste in baking, canning or frozen. Maturity in 110 days. Edited by S. Derr

History:

Seeds originally collected in Portland, Oregon

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