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Reno Winter Squash Seeds

Reno Winter Squash Seeds

Superior taste, storability

Reno Winter Squash, a cherished heirloom, traces its origins back to the Reno area in Nevada. This cultivar has gained popularity for its resilience, flavorful taste, and long storage life, making it a favorite among gardeners and chefs alike.

The plant boasts a sprawling vine with large, distinctive leaves that provide ample shade to its ripening fruit. Its fruit is oval to oblong, featuring a smooth, golden-orange rind with subtle ribbing. The flesh, when mature, has a sweet, nutty flavor, perfect for various culinary uses, from roasting and baking to soups and purees. Reno Winter Squash is celebrated for its versatility in the kitchen and its ability to hold its flavor and texture for extended periods, making it an ideal choice for winter stews and casseroles.

Planting Reno Winter Squash from seed requires warm, well-draining soil and ample sunlight. Start seeds indoors several weeks before the last frost date or sow directly into rich, fertile soil in a sunny location after the danger of frost has passed. The plant appreciates consistent moisture but does not thrive in waterlogged conditions.

Regular harvesting promotes continuous fruit production. When the squash develops a hard rind and its stem starts to dry, it's ready for picking. Post-harvest curing in a warm, dry area for a couple of weeks enhances flavor and improves its storage quality.

Reno Winter Squash's durability, coupled with its distinct taste and adaptability, makes it a prized addition to home gardens and a culinary asset throughout the fall and winter months.

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Description

Reno Winter Squash, a cherished heirloom, traces its origins back to the Reno area in Nevada. This cultivar has gained popularity for its resilience, flavorful taste, and long storage life, making it a favorite among gardeners and chefs alike.

The plant boasts a sprawling vine with large, distinctive leaves that provide ample shade to its ripening fruit. Its fruit is oval to oblong, featuring a smooth, golden-orange rind with subtle ribbing. The flesh, when mature, has a sweet, nutty flavor, perfect for various culinary uses, from roasting and baking to soups and purees. Reno Winter Squash is celebrated for its versatility in the kitchen and its ability to hold its flavor and texture for extended periods, making it an ideal choice for winter stews and casseroles.

Planting Reno Winter Squash from seed requires warm, well-draining soil and ample sunlight. Start seeds indoors several weeks before the last frost date or sow directly into rich, fertile soil in a sunny location after the danger of frost has passed. The plant appreciates consistent moisture but does not thrive in waterlogged conditions.

Regular harvesting promotes continuous fruit production. When the squash develops a hard rind and its stem starts to dry, it's ready for picking. Post-harvest curing in a warm, dry area for a couple of weeks enhances flavor and improves its storage quality.

Reno Winter Squash's durability, coupled with its distinct taste and adaptability, makes it a prized addition to home gardens and a culinary asset throughout the fall and winter months.

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

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 & Water: Provide squash plants with deep mounds of organic matter, rich soil, and heavy, even water. All squash are extremely frost sensitive, so use mulch to heat soils in early spring and row covers to protect from frost at both ends of the growing cycle, especially in short growing seasons.

Planting & Growing: Start seeds indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost, or sow seed directly once soils are at least 70°F. Use row covers to provide a physical barrier to insects.

Harvesting & Storage: Pick squash when they are 4"-7" long to keep production high, and for best flavor.

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