Winter Luxury Squash
(aka Livingston’s Pie Squash) Introduced in 1893 by Johnson & Stokes of Philadelphia. Amy Goldman, author of The Compleat Squash, says it is “the finest pie stock in the land.” Fruits average 6 pounds, making them the perfect size for two pies. Orange rind is covered in delicate netting; flesh is smooth, sweet, and fiber-free. Not the best keeper, so enjoy it for Thanksgiving or early winter.
- 85-100 days
- Orange rind with netting
- Winter squash
- Fruits grow to 6 pounds
- Excellent texture and 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.
This variety will yield about two pies from each squash.
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
AMAZING!!!! These are beautiful squash, a lovely size - not too big. And are indeed delicious. They did start to get soft in storage in January, so you'll want to enjoy these earlier than that or process for freezing. We did have a battle with squash vine borers, so the trellised pumpkins didn't fair as well. I highly recommend letting these sprawl, as they will root along the stem which gives them a better chance against the borers. Medium production, 4-5 per plant, seemed fairly resistant to powdery mildew (we did spray with neem oil on occasion). Am definitely growing them year after year, highly recommend. Grown in eastern Mass.
Sweet and Smooth
Perfect size for making a single pumpkin pie or dinner for 2. Easy growing vines 20 feet long with 4 - 6 pumpkins per plant. Tied with Long Island Cheese for pie flavor comparison test among family and friends.
Not my first choice
I grew these for a few seasons in addition to a baby pam but then stopped because the storage quality was less good, they were less prolific and I didn't think as palatable. Not a bad pumpkin, just not my first choice.