Growing Sweet Meat Winter Squash Vegetable Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Cucurbita maxima
- Other Names: Gill’s Sweet Meat
- Days to Maturity: 100 days
- Hardiness Zone: 3-9
- Planting Depth: 1”
- Plant Spacing: 18-24”
- Row Spacing: 3-6’
- Growth Habit: Vine
- Soil Preference: Moist, well-draining
- Temp Preference: 65-85℉
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests/diseases: Cucumber beetle, squash bugs
- Color: Slate gray, orange flesh
- Flavor: Sweet
Sweet Meat Winter Squash Growth Habits:
Sweet Meat Winter Squash is best planted directly into the soil when temperatures begin to warm, and you should see seedlings sprout in a week or two after you place seeds in the soil. Make sure you give squash room to grow. They are easy to grow but need 3-6 feet to grow and maintain circulation. You will see a pumpkin that looks grey-green bedding to emerge. Harvest before rot happens.
Various Uses for Sweet Meat Winter Squash:
Sweet Meat Squash has a buttery and sweet taste that is irresistible in baking and cooking. Use a sharp and sturdy knife to cut open squash. Scoop out seeds in winter squash—roast for an hour or two in the over. Take skin, and discard the skin. From here, the opportunities are endless. Use in any recipe that calls for pumpkin.
Sweet Meat Winter Squash Benefits:
Add Sweet Meat Squash to your garden so that you can take advantage of big nutritious advantages. You will find fiber, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, beta-carotene, and potassium all wrapped up in a low-calorie package.
Many people find Winter Sweet Meat to be more delicious in recipes compared to pumpkins.
Seeds Per Package:
- 1 oz - Approximately 90 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 360 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 1,440 Seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately 7,200 Seeds