Sweet Fall Squash
Donated to Seed Savers Exchange in 1998 by Ortha and Wallace Broeker of Nebraska. Wallace remembers his uncle Rob growing this variety back in the 1930s. This Hubbard type squash has teardrop-shaped fruit and attractive salmon and blue-green skin. Fruits average 4 lbs. and are very sweet, with a unique flavor.
- 100 days
- Hubbard type squash
- Fruits average 4 pounds
- Teardrop shape
- Salmon and blue-green skin
- Sweet, unique flavor
This variety works for:
To prepare your squash, rinse the exterior and then cut in half and remove the seeds before baking, roasting, etc.
Winter squash can be pureed and sweetened as an addition to breads, muffins, cakes and pies. Diced and roasted squash can be tossed in warm salads of grains and nuts or with sautéed kale.
Summer squash are best eaten when they are small and the seeds are immature. Sliced thinly, summer squash are used in gratins and savory pies or sautéed or breaded and fried.
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
One of my new favorites
These are super easy to grow, taste great (similar to butternut), did well even with an aphid infestation, are huge, and store well. I'll be growing these yearly.
Will plant again.
I have never been a big fan of squash. I planted this variety this year and it has produced 5 squash on one vine. I am looking forward to canning some into soup and roasting as a side dish. The plant took over the garden so give it lots of space.
Buy it. Plant it. Eat it!
This squash is not only gorgeous in color, it is hands down the best tasting squash I've ever had. Even my husband who repeatedly asserts, "I'm not a squash guy," loved it and raved about it to all our friends. The outside is a lovely pinkish hue with spatters of bluish-green, and the inside is a vibrant peachy-mango orange. You won't be disappointed. Do leave it some space to grow; I ended training the vines to grow into the yard.
Was really excited to try this one but all that came to be is ONE squash from 11 plants that grew. Blooms galore but nothing became of it. Really disappointed.
by M Edwards
This is the best winter squash I have ever had. I left my seedlings in their pots too long before I planted them so I didn’t expect much from them but they did very well and produced beautiful squash. Excellent diced and roasted with olive oil, salt, pepper, and thyme.
Great taste, not very productive in cold areas
Plus: great taste, excellent keeper (May-June) despite skin that is so thin, you might not need to remove it. (So not Hubbard-like in that way!) Minus: In a cold climate (I'm in Denmark, think northern New England without the really high summer temps), it isn't that productive - I consistently get one 3-4 lb. fruit per plant. But definitely one I'll keep growing.