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( Magdalena Cushaw Winter Squash )
|A good storage variety, originally from Magdalena, Sonora, Mexico. There is a great variety in shapes, colors and types of squash, making them fun to grow. The vines need plenty of room to sprawl, although some can be supported on a trellis. Summer squash or pumpkins should be sown indoors in flats in short season areas, 3-4 weeks before the night soil temperatures have warmed up. Seedlings should be gradually hardened off.
Important Info : Seedlings should be gradually hardened off. Plants prefer rich, compost enriched soil. They will cross pollinate within their species. Plants prefer rich, compost enriched soil. They will cross pollinate within their species. After harvest they should be ripened for 30 days in a cool location.
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