North Georgia Candy Roaster Squash

90-100 days. This rare heirloom was grown by the Cherokee Indians in the southeastern U.S. in the 1800s, and is still popular in gardens of the Appalachian region. The sprawling plants yield several banana-shaped Squashes averaging 10-12 pounds and 18-24” long and 5-6” wide, maturing from pale yellow to peachy pink with pale blue-gray ends and streaks. The smooth and creamy orange flesh is super sweet and can be used for roasting, baking and frying, and in pies, soups and stews. It can be successfully stored for up to six months, and will become even sweeter with age! (OP.)

One packet of about 15 seeds

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  • There is something extraordinary about the aroma of baking Winter Squash, bubbling with butter and brown sugar. Sun-loving Winter Squash is best direct-sown in well-draining, fertile, 60°F soil, two weeks past the last spring frost date. Plant them with plenty of elbow room since they love to ramble. Squash is simple to grow and transforms easily into nutritious, heart-warming dishes: soups, gratins or sumptuous Thai or Indian curries. Squash requires fertile soil and room to stretch in hot sunshine. Harvest with a sharp blade when skin is hard and the mature coloration appears, leaving some stem. Cure in the sun for ten days or in a dry room for five days. Properly cured Squash, kept cool and dry, keeps all winter long. Bee friendly. Deer resistant.

    Average seed life: 3 years.
There is something extraordinary about the aroma of baking Winter Squash, bubbling with butter and brown sugar. Sun-loving Winter Squash is best direct-sown in well-draining, fertile, 60°F soil, two weeks past the last spring frost date. Plant them with plenty of elbow room since they love to ramble. Squash is simple to grow and transforms easily into nutritious, heart-warming dishes: soups, gratins or sumptuous Thai or Indian curries. Squash requires fertile soil and room to stretch in hot sunshine. Harvest with a sharp blade when skin is hard and the mature coloration appears, leaving some stem. Cure in the sun for ten days or in a dry room for five days. Properly cured Squash, kept cool and dry, keeps all winter long. Bee friendly. Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 3 years.
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