Tennessee Sweet Potato Squash, 1847 Heirloom

$3.25 $3.75 -14% OFF

Tennessee Sweet Potato Squash, 1847 Heirloom

$3.25 $3.75 -14% OFF
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The Seed Savers Exchange - This is the tofu of squashes, as it absorbs the flavors of the food with which it is cooked. It has a very mild taste, certainly not sweet as the name might suggest. A white-and-green, pear-shaped winter squash that can grow up to 12 pounds, the variety stores well and has a greenish-white flesh color. Some would recommend that its best use is for decoration only. This squash grows productively in cooler weather. First listed in 1847 by New York seedsman James Thorburn as Green Striped Bell and most likely renamed by Burpee in 1883. 95-100 days. 

Characteristics: 

  • Mild taste
  • Stores well 
  • 95-100 days
  • 25 seeds per packet 

Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed. Hills should be spaced 6' apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors 3 weeks before transplanting out. 

Direct Seed: 1" Deep

Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds

Thin: To 3-4 Plants

Light: Full Sun

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