(C. argyrosperma) 110 days. [Pre-1893, possibly pre-1860. Cushaws came from the West Indies, earlier than 1700.] This bulb-shaped squash is a reliable producer and the most popular of its class. Large, vigorous vines are resistant to squash vine borer and downy mildew. Fruits average 10-12 lbs, about 18 in. long, and 10 in. wide at the bowl. Not a good keeper. Whitish-green skin with mottled green stripes. Thick, light yellow flesh is slightly sweet and medium-coarse. Fine for pies and baking. The mashed squash is great when fried with savory herbs. Pkt.

Winter Squash

Please refer to Winter Squash Cultural Notes for growing information.

The species is given for each variety. See our Species Guide.

Packet: 2-6g (approximately 20-50 seeds, average 31 seeds).

Pumpkins are included here and also listed separately.