Winter Squash

Genus: Cucurbita

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Growing Organic Winter Squash takes a long growing season and a lot of space. The rewards are great tasting almost fruit-like vegetables that store well till next summer in a cool, dry cellar.

In the Landscape

Squash vines look great for a short while but with any regular rain will eventually get some virus or bacterial disease that will affect the appearance of the leaves but usually leave the fruit alone till harvest.

Since they don’t like transplanting, we don’t recommend planting in the flower garden unless you are in a dry summer area and you water only on the ground avoiding getting the leaves wet.

In the Kitchen

Dishes from savory sides to luscious desserts can be made with these succulent beauties.

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