Squash Long Island Cheese - Ontario Seed CompanyRegular price $2.99
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|
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.