Uniquely ribbed, round fruit ripens to dark tan with a frosted overlay. Fruit is similar in taste to a butternut, with superior quality, rich flavor and a shelf life of up to 4 months after maturity, allowing for a supply of high-quality fruit throughout the winter season. Also adds a nice variety to fall displays. Intermediate resistance to powdery mildew.
|V42989 : Autumn Frost|
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* M = 1,000
** US prices shown in USD
Plant seeds ½” - ¾” deep. Plant spacing varies depending on vine type. Bush type plants should be planted closer and vine types should be planted farther apart. Squash need to have approximately 25 - 30 sq. ft.
Scout every 7 days for insect, weed, and disease pressure. Please note that the farther south one travels the smaller the fruit get and the farther north one travels the larger the fruit get. Size is relative to day length.
Cut off the vine to keep peduncle. Wash in 5% chlorine solution and pat dry. Let cure for 10 days. Keep fruit dry to prevent spoilage. Allow air to circulate around fruit.
Store at 45 - 55ºF and humidity level of 50 - 60%. Keep fruit dry and allow air to circulate around fruit.
Each variety or type of squash has an optimum plant spacing for its best performance. If plants are too close, stress and competition can decrease fruit size and possibly even reduce the number of female flowers. Under extreme stress, tight spacing may eliminate the crop entirely.
|Squash Plant Spacing Chart|