Winter Squash, Sweet Meat Oregon Homestead

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Quick Facts

  • Heirloom treasure of the NW!

Cucurbita maxima

100 days.  Heirloom treasure from the north west, this large, dense, hubbard-type pumpkin squash has bright orange flesh and excellent storage qualities.  Bred by Carol Deppe, this squash was selected for having a small seed cavity and maximum edible flesh.  Very popular with those who've tried it, this is a squash with a cult-following!  We love steaming it, making soups, and substituting it for pumpkin in pumpkin pies.  Very vigorous, grows well in cool soils, and matures easily in in short season climate!  Great for those who are serious about a home-grown food supply! 

This is an Open Source Seed Initiative pledged variety.

How to grow it:

Germ Temp

Indoor Start

Germ Days

Frost Tolerant


Seed Depth

Plant/Row Spacing


3 w.

3-13 d.





Plant 1-2" deep in small mounds 24" apart. Winter squash are heavy feeders so provide fertility initially, then every few weeks through the season.  Harvest before the first frost, as even a light frost will damage the flesh and make the squash unstorable.  Allow to cure in a sunny, frost free location for 2-3 weeks.  This curing process seals the pores of the squash skin for storage and improves flavor.

Learn more about growing, harvesting, and curing squash in our blog post about it!

Seed specs:  4 g., ~30 seeds