SQUASH Chicago Warted


Cucurbita maxim

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Characteristics: Annual vine

Seed per packet: 5

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An heirloom variety of winter squash with the classic “Hubbard” shape and a dark green/black rind that is deeply wrinkled and warted 5-6kg (12-14lbs). The bright orange-yellow flesh has a sweet rich flavour. Among the best for flavour and stores well. Maturity 110 days. 

Tropical: All Year Round
Spring to Summer
Temperate: Spring to Summer.
Cool climate: Mid-Spring to Mid-Summer.

Sow: 2cm deep
Best sown direct in a sunny well drained position 3 seeds in a mound 70cm apart. Thin to the stongest two plants in each mound.
Plant space: 70cm
Row space: 70cm
Germination: 7-10 days
Maturity: 6-7 weeks

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