gourd family, cucurbit family Cucurbita maxima

Yellow Hundredweight Pumpkin, squash

Yellow Centre squash (Cucurbita maxima) produces large and heavy fruits. It is strong and thick having its stems creep, curl, and ramble around the garden. Children marvel and play as they follow the maze-like tendrils. The fruits have a yellow salmon-coloured rind. It holds in storage very well.

Sow from mid-April as single seeds in 10-cm pots at about 20º C. Lightly cover seeds with loose soil or sand and keep moist. Transplant into the field from May 20th at the foot of the compost pile or in nutrient-rich soil. (Beware of slug damage!) Keep free from frost. Space individual plants at 80–100 cm on all sides. Harvest before the first frost. Store in at least 15º C.

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Sowing quantity 25 g/Are

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19220
Portion (ca. 10 seeds)
3.95 CHF
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19225
25 g (5 seeds/g)
19.10 CHF
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