(Cucurbita maxima) Winter Squash
110 DAYS. "Valenciano" pumpkins feature a white skin, slight ribbing and a flattened round shape. Each pumpkin weighs 8 to 10 pounds, with a diameter of 8 to 10 inches. Valenciano pumpkins have fairly sturdy stems and sweet thick orange flesh. Delicious pies and excellent fall decorations!
Planting Instructions: Direct sow outside after danger of last frost. Soil germination temperature 75F-90F. Seeds will rot in cool soil, especially cool and wet soil. In fine rich well-drained soil, plant in hills of 2-3 plants per hill at 4-6 feet apart, at 1" below soil surface and 4"-6" spacing between seeds. Germination is 7-10 days depending upon growing conditions.
The winter squash group includes pumpkin, acorn, butternut, and spaghetti squash. Winter squash, like other richly colored vegetables, provide an excellent source of carotenes. Generally, the richer the color, the richer the concentration. They also offer a very good source of vitamins B1 and C, folic acid, pantothenic acid, fiber, and potassium. Winter squash are also a good source of vitamin B6 and niacin.
Studies have shown that, due to their carotene properties, winter squash exert a protective effect against many cancers, particularly lung cancer. Diets that are rich in carotenes (especially pumpkins) offer protection against cancer, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. Studies have also shown that pumpkin seeds are helpful in reducing symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
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