Boston Marrow Winter Squash - Packet

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A quote from the 1928 Landreth Catalog reads “A meaty, very productive variety suitable for the factory. Fruit keeps weeks after the vines have been killed by frost.” We will add that the fruits grow quite large and is a fine squash for filling pies or whipped with butter and a drizzle of maple syrup. If you seek to grow a large, storage squash, shaped like an orange penguin – this one is for you.
Plant Information
Introduced before 1831 and probably grown by the American Indians, Boston Marrow winter squash was considered the standard for winter squash for many decades. It has also been called Autumnal Marrow. The vigorous, vine-style plants produce generous yields of intriguing fruits with bulbous bases and narrower, sometimes crooked necks, each one 12-16 inches long, 9-12 inches in diameter, and weighing 10-20 pounds. Their intense, reddish orange skin is shallowly ridged and rough, and their yellow-orange flesh is thick, fine-textured, slightly moist, and sweet. Winter squash takes longer to ripen on the vine than summer squash, but it's definitely worth the wait because of how extremely well it keeps. Winter squash varieties have tougher exteriors than their summer counterparts, so they're much hardier when it comes to storage and keep for months at a time. Boston Marrow winter squash freezes well too! Winter squashes also have their own unique set of delicious culinary uses. They're mainstays when it comes to baking, roasting, and stuffing, and can't be beat when it comes to creating all of those comfort foods that make long winters more tolerable. Like Boston Marrow pie (similar to pumpkin pie, only better)! To increase the longevity of your squash, harvest with at least 2 inches of stem still intact.
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Item Package Size
Weight Of Seeds Per Packet
0.12 oz
Seeds Per Packet
approx. 5 seeds per packet
Botanical Name
Cucurbita pepo
How To Grow
Direct sow or start indoors
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Planting Depth
1-11/2 inches
Seed Spacing
24-36 inches (3-4/hill)
Row Spacing
3-6 feet
Space After Thinning
3-6 feet
Days To Germinate
5-10 days
Days To Maturity
Growth Rate
Seed Life Cycle
Additional Information
Introduced in 1885
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