Week 22 – May 30, 2020

Plant Information

Autumn Frost Squash

New variety!
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Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Cucurbita moschata

Common Name: Round moschata

Blooming Season: Summer

Plant Habit: Spreading

Characteristics: Culinary Use

Water: Medium

Fertilize: Once a month

Spacing: 26 - 36" (66 - 91cm)

Height: 8 - 12" (20 - 30cm)

Width: 96 - 132" (244 - 335cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: Autumn Frost produces uniquely ribbed, round fruit that ripens to dark tan with a frosted overlay. Fruit is similar in taste to a butternut squash, with superior quality, rich flavor and a shelf life of up to 4 months after maturity, allowing for a supply of high-quality fruit throughout the Winter season. Fruit can be prepared like a winter squash: cut lengthwise, scoop seeds out and roast, then scoop out the tender flesh. Try cutting the top 2 in./5 cm off, scooping out seeds and roasting whole, making it perfect for stuffing. Best grown in-ground. 

Grower Information:

  • Uniquely ribbed, round fruit ripens to dark tan with a frosted overlay.
  • Fruit is similar in taste to a butternut squash, with superior quality, rich flavour and a shelf life of up to 4 months after maturity, allowing for a supply of high-quality fruit throughout the Winter season.
  • Fruit can be prepared like a winter squash; cut lengthwise or cut the top 2 in./5 cm off, scoop seeds out and roast; perfect for stuffing.
  • Best grown in-ground.