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Stella Blue Winter Squash Seeds

Stella Blue Winter Squash Seeds

Distinctive Winter Squash Choice

Discover the exquisite Cucurbita maxima variety, the Stella Blue Winter Squash seeds, known for their distinctive appearance and culinary versatility. Originating from the Americas, these seeds produce plants with sprawling vines that bear uniquely shaped, ribbed, blue-gray fruits. The elongated teardrop form, complemented by a pale blue-grey rind, distinguishes the Stella Blue Winter Squash from other varieties in the species.

This winter squash thrives in temperate climates, requiring full sun, well-drained soil, and ample space for its sprawling growth. Its adaptability allows it to flourish in diverse conditions, although it thrives in areas with warm summers. Planting in late spring once the soil has warmed ensures optimal germination.

Harvesting Stella Blue Winter Squash demands patience as the fruits develop over several months. A sign of maturity is when the skin hardens and the vines begin to dry. Harvest by cutting the fruits from the vines, leaving a few inches of stem intact, and curing them in a warm, dry area for enhanced flavor and extended storage.

Ideal for soups, roasting, and baking, the fine-textured, sweet flesh of the Stella Blue Winter Squash offers a rich taste, making it a favorite among culinary enthusiasts. Incorporating this unique winter squash into your garden not only provides a visual spectacle but also a delectable addition to your table.

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Description

Discover the exquisite Cucurbita maxima variety, the Stella Blue Winter Squash seeds, known for their distinctive appearance and culinary versatility. Originating from the Americas, these seeds produce plants with sprawling vines that bear uniquely shaped, ribbed, blue-gray fruits. The elongated teardrop form, complemented by a pale blue-grey rind, distinguishes the Stella Blue Winter Squash from other varieties in the species.

This winter squash thrives in temperate climates, requiring full sun, well-drained soil, and ample space for its sprawling growth. Its adaptability allows it to flourish in diverse conditions, although it thrives in areas with warm summers. Planting in late spring once the soil has warmed ensures optimal germination.

Harvesting Stella Blue Winter Squash demands patience as the fruits develop over several months. A sign of maturity is when the skin hardens and the vines begin to dry. Harvest by cutting the fruits from the vines, leaving a few inches of stem intact, and curing them in a warm, dry area for enhanced flavor and extended storage.

Ideal for soups, roasting, and baking, the fine-textured, sweet flesh of the Stella Blue Winter Squash offers a rich taste, making it a favorite among culinary enthusiasts. Incorporating this unique winter squash into your garden not only provides a visual spectacle but also a delectable addition to your table.

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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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