This historic variety originated in Japan and was introduced to the United States by the mid-1930s by seedsmen such as Henry A. Dreer of Philadelphia. Plants bear cream-colored, cylindrical shaped fruits filled with spaghetti-like strands of delicately flavored flesh.
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
an all time favorite tried it once for my son now he has me grow them every year.
if you can't get the label right?
when I type in heirloom garden seeds I expect the page to state these are heirloom seeds. a pic of the package stating heirloom. But no. not done by mistake.
All of our seeds are open-pollenated, which is considered "heirloom" to most of the industry. Our definition of Heirloom goes beyond just being open-pollenated. "Seed Savers Exchange identifies heirlooms by verifying and documenting the generational history of preserving and passing on the seed, emphasizing the seed’s tie to a specific group of people. (Varieties introduced to the U.S. seed trade before 1950, meanwhile, are labeled as “historic” at Seed Savers Exchange.)" That being said, we do appreciate your input and hope that you will continue to share your thoughts with us.
Tried out this variety in Summer 2021, my first time growing any winter squash variety, and it turned out well! They also stored very well--I just finished my last one in Fall 2022. Will be growing these again in 2023.