Autumn Frost

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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
Treatment * Pkg Size ** Price
Treated 250 seeds $26.85
Treated 1M seeds $71.50
Treated 3M seeds $205.50
Treated 25M seeds $1,662.50
Treated 55M seeds $3,602.50
* M = 1,000
** US prices shown in USD
Attributes
Item Number
V42989
Color
Dark Tan
Maturity (days)
100 - 105
Diameter (inches)
5 - 7
Height (inches)
5 - 6
Weight (lbs)
2 - 3
Habit
Restricted Vine
Year New
2022
Treatment
Standard Treatment
Canada
Yes

Growing Tips

Planting

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.

Planting Guidelines - Squash Winter
Approximate Seeds per Pound:
3,000 - 4,000
Seeding Rate per Acre by Weight:
1 - 1.3 lbs
Seeding Rate per Acre in M (1,000):
2.9 - 5.1 M
Seeding Rate Seeds per 1,000 foot of Row:
500 - 667
Seed or Plant Spacing In Row:
18 - 24"
Seed or Plant Spacing Between Rows:
72 - 96"
Seed or Plant Spacing Depth:
.5 - .75"
Recommended Soil Temperature:
70 - 80°F
Days to Germination:
7 - 10
Management

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.

Harvest

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.

Storage

Store at 45 - 55ºF and humidity level of 50 - 60%. Keep fruit dry and allow air to circulate around fruit.

Plant Spacing

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.

  • Accurate plant spacing will be an equal opportunity environment for every plant.
  • Suggested populations are for final plant stands.
  • To achieve ideal plant populations it is necessary to either over-plant and hand thin or to plant according to recommendations and hand plant later to fill skips.
  • Seed corn maggots, wire worms, mice and birds, floods or lack of rain are all common problems that effect accurate stand establishment.

Squash Plant Spacing Chart
  Row
Width
Distance
Between
Plants
Plants
Per Acre
Compact Bush 5’ 2’ 4,356
Bush 5' 3' 2,904
Semi Bush 5' 4' 2,178
Restricted Vine 5' 4' 2,178
Vine 5' 5' 1,742