Winter Squash, Doran Round (Organic)
Cucurbita moschata. 100 days.
Unique, small round butternut different from other butternut types as it looks more like a tan, squat pie pumpkin. Very delicious sweet flavor becomes more developed in storage. Flesh is a deep orange color. Some fruit are very round while others have slight ribbing. When properly stored (at room temperature in a dry location) they can keep for over a year. Days to maturity is fairly late for the PNW at around 100 days, but the 2-4 lb fruit can be picked earlier and cured inside with great results. Given to us originally by Lieven David, a plant breeder and seed saver we met during our first Seed Ambassadors Trip to Europe in 2007. Variety from the Netherlands.
Seed produced by Avoca in Corvallis, Oregon.
Sow indoors in 2-4” pots with good potting soil May through mid-June. Transplant into the garden 1-2 weeks after sprouting to 2-3’ centers and 6′ wide rows. May also be direct sown when soil is warm. Young plants are sensitive, we recommend row cover to protect from frost and insects.
To save seed, scoop out seeds when you eat the fruit. Rinse off and dry. Isolate from other squash of the same species by at least ½ mile.