Squash (Winter) Seeds - Sweet Meat

Squash (Winter) Seeds - Sweet Meat

Size Price Savings Quantity
Packet $4.49
1 Ounce $13.69
1/4 Pound $34.69 ($8.67/ounce) 37% Savings
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  • Deep orange flesh, sweet enough for pies
  • Trailing Vine Variety; Well Suited for Baking, Roasting, and Preserving
  • Green-Gray Skin with Deep Orange Flesh; Dry, Fine and Stringless Flesh
  • Vigorous and Productive; Prefers Full Sun Exposure
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Life Cycle Annual
Planting Season Warm Season
Fruit Size 12 pounds, 5 to 8 inches in diameter
Growth Habit Climbing

Flavor Profile Rich; Sweet; Nutty; Smooth and Creamy Texture
Plant Characteristics Easy to Grow & Maintain, Fast Growing
Use Container Garden, Culinary, Trellis Garden
Growing Conditions Cold Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Outdoor
Harvest Advantages Overwintering
Plant Resistance Deer

About Squash (Winter) Seeds - Sweet Meat

Cucurbita maxima

Seed Type Heirloom Seed
Plant Type Winter

Sweet Meat is a beloved heirloom winter squash that is typically associated with the northwestern US, though it can be successfully cultivated in other regions as well. Your reporter is not a pumpkin pie eater, but many claim that this one is, hands down, the best squash for that particular delicacy. This is a delightfully sweet variety that can be stored for up to 6 months.

Planting Information

Planting Squash (Winter) Seeds - Sweet Meat

Planting Season Warm Season
Sowing Method Direct Sow, Start Indoors
Light Requirement Full Sun
Planting Depth 1 to 2 inches
Plant Spacing 24 to 36 inches
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Days to Maturity 90 to 120 days
View our Squash Planting Guide to learn more.

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