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Cucurbita moschata 'Golden Cushaw'

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Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: moschata (MOSS-kuh-ta) (Info)
Cultivar: Golden Cushaw

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Type:
Butternut (winter)

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Days to Maturity:
91 to 100 days

Mature Skin Color:
Yellow

Size:
12 to 20 pounds (5 to 9 kg)

Habit:
Vining

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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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1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Farmerdill On Dec 30, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is similar to the Green Striped Cushaw except that it is a buff gold color. The variant that I grew actually was slighly striped with darker gold on the buff skin.

7-20-04 This years cultivar is quite different. Looks more like a winter squash but it is prolific. Must be several cultivars under this name. This one in looks and flavor is a giant butternut.

Regional...

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

Augusta, Georgia
Troutman, North Carolina



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