(aka Courge Châtaigne) A small winter squash from France, inversely pear-shaped, with a flavor like chestnuts. The name is derived from the French: potiron (pumpkin) and marron (chestnut). Superb table quality in a small (3-4 pounds) manageable size.
- 85-95 days
- Fruits grow to 3 to 4 pounds
- Chestnut-like flavor
- Long shelf life
This variety works for:
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
Ratings & Reviews
A really good choice
This squash is a prolific producer. It needs space as the vines grow extremely long. I used a trellis to control it. It has a good flavor and can be frozen after cooked. I'll grow it again.
Delicious gem of a squash
by Colorado Pamela
This is far and away the best tasting fall/winter squash ever. I just harvested mine, and some were 7-8 pounds. Third year growing them; they will always have a prize place in my garden.
Incredible, prolific, delicious
Amazing producer! Over 30 fruits and still going from 6 hills . Super easy to grow in my area of Central Massachusetts. No problems with squash bugs or any other pests. Be warned, they really spread out . Incredible flavor and texture , even my wife , who doesn't like other winter squash varieties loves this one. And the bonus , these really thicken up a soup all on their own. I will plant these every year in my 3 sisters gardens.
Living in Northern Idaho our growing season is short.
I gave them a try and they were perfect.
Amazing color transformation. I used them for pumpkin bread and it was amazing.
The dogs also liked them.
I love winter squash for baking and cooking. Every year I grow several varieties, but every year one of those varieties is always Potimarron. Soup, pie, mashed or bread, this squash shines. Pretty much grows itself, and keeps well
This plant is awesome. Hope they taste good!
This is probably a premature review because it's only July, and I haven't tasted the squash yet; but, this plant has been bringing me joy all season. It was the first of my squashes up in the spring. I planted two of them in plastic tubs and trained them up a squash tunnel. They were almost immediately huge, and climbed right up the trellis with very little assistance from me. Now they're blooming and making fruit. Wonderful plant!
beautiful and delicious
Love this productive, beautiful squash! Made cute little stuffed squash bowls. The size is such a plus - will feed a family without overwhelming everyone at the sheer quantity. Several squash per vine. Will need some space, vines get long.