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Butternut Squash, Winter Squash
Cucurbita moschata 'Musquee du Maroc'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: moschata (MOSS-kuh-ta) (Info)
Cultivar: Musquee du Maroc
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Type:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Days to Maturity:

more than 120 days

Mature Skin Color:

Yellow

Orange

Size:

7 to 11 pounds (3 to 5 kg)

Habit:

Vining

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Augusta, Georgia

Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 28, 2007, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is a 140 day C. moschata sent to me for grow out by Lilypon as it has high heat requirements and a very long season. The 7-12 lb. Fruits range from round to elongated, start green and turn to Terracotta when ripe. Don't know the final result yet but they are off to a good start. 8/27/07 Vines run all over creation. Actually they cover a 30 ft circle. Poor yield for the space they occupy. Only one squash per vine at 10 lbs each.