Squash, Winter (Storage): Gold Nugget #383

Regular price $2.69

Price: $2.69

Net Wt. 4 g  (Approx 20 to 30 seeds)

All-American Selections Winner, 1966. This early, open pollinated, buttercup-shaped golden squash is extremely productive and a good winter keeper. The small 1 to 3 pound fruits measuring 3"-4" across have fine ridges, pale red-orange skin and delicious, dry, very sweet, fine grained, dark orange flesh. Fruits grow on a compact bush that is easy to harvest and ideal for small gardens. One of the only winter squash tested in Alaska that will mature outdoors and only in the warmer interior areas of the state. In Alaska seed must be started indoors 4 to 5 weeks before the last frost (optimum soil temperature for germination 75 to 95 degrees F) and a soil warming technique like raised beds, mounded rows and a windbreak should be used to help assure maturity when planted in the garden. The high quality fruits are usually steamed or baked and can be added to soups, stews, curries, and desserts. They are great for making pumpkin pie. A variety tested in Alaska by the University of Alaska Cooperative Extension.  Late maturing