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Algonquin Winter Squash Seeds

Algonquin Winter Squash Seeds

Robust Historical Squash

A revered variety of Cucurbita maxima celebrated for its historical significance and culinary excellence. Originally cultivated by indigenous Algonquin tribes in the northeastern United States, these squash seeds offer a tangible link to a rich cultural heritage.

This heirloom squash boasts sprawling vines, large lobed leaves, and distinctive golden-orange oblong fruits, providing both ornamental beauty and culinary versatility. The smooth, thick skin of the fruits ensures durability, making them ideal for winter storage, while the sweet, nutty flesh is abundant in vitamins.

Thriving in warm climates, the Algonquin Winter Squash adapts to diverse growing conditions, making it suitable for backyard gardens and larger agricultural settings. Harvesting is recommended in late autumn when the fruits attain a deep, rich color and firm skin. Gently cut the fruits from the vine, leaving a short stem for longevity.

Embrace a piece of history by cultivating the Algonquin Winter Squash—a perfect squash with superb taste, texture, and storability. The productive plants yield oblong fruits initially green with an orange splotch, turning a deep orange as they cure in storage. Proper curing in a dry, warm place enhances the enjoyment of these fall treasures. Celebrate its cultural roots while savoring its agricultural resilience and culinary excellence.

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Quantity Discounts for Algonquin Winter Squash Seeds
Buy 10 for $4.74 each
Buy 25 for $4.49 each
$4.99
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Description

A revered variety of Cucurbita maxima celebrated for its historical significance and culinary excellence. Originally cultivated by indigenous Algonquin tribes in the northeastern United States, these squash seeds offer a tangible link to a rich cultural heritage.

This heirloom squash boasts sprawling vines, large lobed leaves, and distinctive golden-orange oblong fruits, providing both ornamental beauty and culinary versatility. The smooth, thick skin of the fruits ensures durability, making them ideal for winter storage, while the sweet, nutty flesh is abundant in vitamins.

Thriving in warm climates, the Algonquin Winter Squash adapts to diverse growing conditions, making it suitable for backyard gardens and larger agricultural settings. Harvesting is recommended in late autumn when the fruits attain a deep, rich color and firm skin. Gently cut the fruits from the vine, leaving a short stem for longevity.

Embrace a piece of history by cultivating the Algonquin Winter Squash—a perfect squash with superb taste, texture, and storability. The productive plants yield oblong fruits initially green with an orange splotch, turning a deep orange as they cure in storage. Proper curing in a dry, warm place enhances the enjoyment of these fall treasures. Celebrate its cultural roots while savoring its agricultural resilience and culinary excellence.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

Dimensions: 0.1"L x 3.25"W x 4.5"H

Features

  • Open-Pollinated

Characteristics

USDA Growing Zone: 3 - 11
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Fall
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Fall
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Summer
Growth Habit : Vining
Life Cycle : Tender Annual
Plant Family : Curcubitaceae (Curcubits)
Planting Time : Summer
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
Soil pH : 6.1 - 6.5
Soil pH : 6.6 - 7.0
Starting Location : Direct Sow
Starting Location : Start Indoors & Transplant
Sun Requirements : Full Sun

Planting & Care

Soil and Water: Fertile, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0–6.8 is best.

Planting and Growing: Sow indoors about 3 weeks before your last frost. Plants don't like their roots disturbed so you may want to start them in biodegradable pots or soil blocks. Harden plants prior to transplanting, set out after danger of frost has passed. Can direct sow when soil is 70°–85°F.

Harvesting and Storage: Harvest when the squash's rind is hard enough that you can't dent it with your fingernail and before first frost. Cut fruits from vines, leaving 2" of stem and handle carefully. Sun cure for 5–7 days or indoors by keeping squash at 80–85°F with good air flow.

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