Pumpkin, Winter Squash
Cucurbita moschata 'Golden Cushaw'

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Augusta, Georgia

Troutman, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.