- This winter squash was originally bred as a substitute for sweet potatoes in short growing season areas by North Dakota State University.
Gold Nugget Winter Squash Seeds. 95 Days to maturity. Non-GMO, heirloom, open pollinated squash seeds. Cucurbita maxima. AKA: Golden Nugget Squash, Oriental Pumpkin. Originally bred as a replacement for sweet potatoes in climates with short growing seasons. It was developed by North Dakota State.