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Winter squash

Winter Squash


General information

  • Cucurbita maxima, Winter Squash
  • Cucurbitaceae Family
  • Sunlight: full sun.
  • Soil Conditions: requires well-drained soil, high fertility.
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Successful cultivars

  • Acorn-Honey Bear (85 days) Semi-bush plant. (pictured here)
  • Butternut-Waltham Butternut (105 days) Large fruits, small seed cavity.
  • Sunshine (95 days) Vigorous short vine.


Common pests and diseases

  • Squash bug (pictured here)
  • Squash vine borer
  • Striped Cucumber Beetle
  • Powdery mildew
  • Downy mildew

This publication was created by Master Gardeners Rick Judd and Gail Hermenau. Photos courtesy of Gail Hermenau.

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