Cucurbita mixta (Cucurbita argyrosperma)
Striking patterns of yellow & green stripes decorate the beautiful Hopi Cushaw squash. Mild flavored, light colored flesh great for stews, soups and moist baked goods. Thin skinned-- only stores a few months into winter. Our goats love this squash! Great for seed savers wanting to bulk up their squash harvest without crossing with pepos, maximas and moschatas. Original seeds from Hopi via Joseph Lofthouse.
Planting Instructions: Start Hopi Cushaw seeds indoors 3 weeks before last frost and transplant after all danger of frost has passed. Or seed outdoors after frost if your growing season is at least 100 days long. Plant 2-3" deep in mounds of well-draining soil. Mounds should be at least 5 feet apart.
Seed Saving Instructions: Select as many of your tastiest, fully mature fruits as possible for seed saving. Cut open squash and lay seeds out to dry on a screen or cloth. You may rinse them in a strainer if needed. Store seeds in a paper or mesh bag in a cool, dark and dry location.
Approximately 12 Hopi Origin Cushaw squash seeds per packet