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PlantFiles: Butternut Squash, Winter Squash
Cucurbita moschata 'Tahitian'

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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: Tahitian

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Type:
Butternut (winter)

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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

Days to Maturity:
91 to 100 days

Mature Skin Color:
Cream

Size:
12 to 20 pounds (5 to 9 kg)
20 to 35 pounds (9 to 16 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:
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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Farmerdill On Jan 31, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Giant, smooth, club-shaped fruits that grow from 8 - 30 lbs. Available from Seeds of Change.

Regional...

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

Land O' Lakes, Florida
Clarksville, Indiana
Hornick, Iowa
Jayess, Mississippi
Fort Worth, Texas



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