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Winter Squash, Sweet Meat – Oregon Homestead (Organic)

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Cucurbita maxima. 100 days.

Beautiful blue squash on huge, vigorous vines. 3-4 fruit per plant weigh 10-20 lbs each and store well through May. Selected for vigor, large seeds for good cool soil emergence, a small seed cavity, and premium flavor by Carol Deppe in Corvallis, Oregon. She spent years and produced several tons of squash to reselect for these characteristics. Since the release of Carol’s book, The Resilient Gardener, which highlights this selection of Sweet Meat, this is one of our top-selling varieties. (Thanks, Carol!)

Sow indoors in 2” pots with good potting soil May to June. Transplant into the garden 1-2 weeks after sprouting to 2-3’ centers and 6 ft wide rows. Be careful not to disturb the tap roots When transplanting. Also can be direct sown in May when soil is warm. Squash plants are frost-sensitive and benefit from row cover to protect them from insects and frost while plants are young.

Seed Saving

To save seed, scoop out seeds when you eat the ripe fruit. Rinse off and dry. Isolate from other squash of the same species by at least ½ mile.

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  1. Paula D.

    Sweet Meat--Oregon Homestead

    Paula D.

    Where did you grow this variety? Oregon

    What a great squash, just a tad iffy to mature and develop maximum flavour in my cold windy short season summers here lately. With any heat, it’s amazing! Excellent keeper, popular with my neighbours.

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