Squash Long Island Cheese (Winter) - Ontario Seed Company

Squash Long Island Cheese (Winter) - Ontario Seed Company

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Cucurbita moschata

A very old heirloom winter squash more commonly known as the "cheese wheel". Tan coloured fruit ranging 3-5kg (6.6-11lbs). The flesh is deep orange with a sweet flavour resembling butternut squash. Stores well and is excellent for baking. 

Sow - Direct Outdoors, May Days to Harvest - 100 
Location - Full Sun Emergence - 7 to 10 days
Difficulty - Easy Lifecycle - Annual
Approx. 12 seeds per packet Frost intolerant vining crop

How to Grow:

Sow seeds outdoors in May and June after the danger of frost has passed. Seeds can also be started indoors in plant-able paper or fibre pots 4 weeks earlier. Squash are a hot weather crop and need rich, well drained, organic soil with a pH of 5.5 to 6.5. Work in plenty of compost before planting. Sow seeds 2.5cm (1in) deep in hills 2.4m (8ft) apart with 4-6 seeds per hill. After germination, thin to 3-4 plants per hill.

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