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Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita mixta 'Tennessee Sweet potato'

Botanical name: Cucurbita mixta 'Tennessee Sweet potato'

Common name: winter squash

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Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita mixta 'Tennessee Sweet potato'

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

winter interest, fall interest, bee attracting, edible

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description for "Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita mixta 'Tennessee Sweet potato'"

More ornamental but sometimes an edible winter squash is 'Tennessee Sweet Potato'. This variety features white, pear shaped fruit with slight green striping. When used for decorating, it can add shape and color to both fall and winter displays. If eaten, it is best fried. Maturity in 85-110 days. Edited by S. Derr

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