Squash Long Island Cheese - Ontario Seed Company

Squash Long Island Cheese - 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

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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