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Calabaza de Castilla

Cucurbita moschata


Calabaza de Castilla
Seed #617
This winter squash pumpkin variety has rustic light brown color hard skin, with deep sutures at full maturity. Large fruit weigh about 15-20 lbs. The flesh is a rich deep orange to make your Calabaza en tacha, Mexican candied pumpkin and creamy pumpkin pie filling. This winter squash is also known as a traditional variety of France, Musquee de Provence, or Fairytale. Vigorous vines.
  • Warm season annual
  • Approx. 6-10 seeds in packet. (A seed will vary in weight and size within a given seed lot. The number of seeds stated is only an estimate.)
  • Maturity: Approx. 100-110 days
  • Planting season: Late spring/early summer
Size Price Quantity  
Packet$4.00
0.25 Pound$29.50

For quantities greater than 500 lbs, or for special requests such as seed treatment, ask us for a price quote on this variety.

Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in late spring to early summer after last frost in a warm, sunny location. Warm soil is essential, 70F. Hill planting: Form soil into a 1-ft. diameter mound 3-4" tall. Space mounds 4-8' apart. On each mound plant 1-2 seeds. Row planting: See spacing info in chart. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. After harvest, winter squash should be left in the sun for a few days to cure before storing.
Germination
Temperature
Row
Distance
Seed
Spacing
Seed
Depth
78-95°F 48-96" 36" 1"
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Prepare Calabaza en tacha, Mexican candied pumpkin and creamy pumpkin pie filling.
 
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