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PlantFiles: Winter Squash
Cucurbita maxima 'Gold Nuggett'

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Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: maxima (MAKS-ih-muh) (Info)
Cultivar: Gold Nuggett
Additional cultivar information: (aka Golden Nugget)
Hybridized by North Dakata Agricultural Experiment Station; Year of Registration or Introduction: circa 1960

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Type:
Unknown - Tell us

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Days to Maturity:
81 to 90 days

Mature Skin Color:
Orange

Size:
Less than 1 pound (0.5 kg)
2 to 3 pounds (1 to 2 kg)

Habit:
Bush

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Farmerdill On Dec 29, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This squash is a compact bush plant producing small gold color squash. Size roughly equivalent to acorn, but shell is extremely hard. A good individual baking squash and a much better keeping squash than acorn. Flesh is competative with Delicata.

Regional...

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

Phoenix, Arizona
Chaska, Minnesota
Belfield, North Dakota
Radford, Virginia



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