N. Georgia Candy Roaster Squash - Cucurbita maxima
A rare Appalachian heirloom from North Georgia known for its extraordinary nutty flavor, vigor and size!
Known for its luscious, smooth flesh and impeccable flavor. This diverse squash is wonderful baked, stuffed, roasted and of course excellent as pies!
The candy roaster is known for its beautifully unique banana-shaped fruits with salmon colored skin, blue tinged tips and weighing an astounding 8 -15 lbs while averaging about 18” long!
You have never had a squash like the North Georgia Candy Roaster!
- Sun: Full
- Direct Sow: Direct after soil has reached above 72 degrees.
Seed Count: 20
- Days to Maturity: 96 - 100 Days
- Plant Size: 10' + vines
- Open Pollinated
Squash is pollinated by insects and requires about 1/2 a mile of isolation from other varieties of the same species for seed saving. After fully mature, cure in dry/sunny location for one week. Can be stored cool dry through winter. Flavor sweetens over time.
Gently harvest fruit once rind is dry and hard.