) 100 days. A new Downy Mildew resistant butternut developed by Edmund Frost of Common Wealth Seed Growers
. Stemming from a 2011 cross between Seminole Pumpkin and Waltham Butternut, the final stages of selection are ongoing. Expect excellent DM resistance, productivity and keeping quality, as well as rich sweet flavor and 95% butternut-shaped fruits. Immature fruits are mostly dark green. These ones take longer to turn fully tan, but when they do you can be sure that they are ripe. South Anna will avoid the crop failure that can occur in years when DM comes early, and provide higher, better quality yields in years with average DM pressure. Can be planted late, allowing for later harvests that will keep better into the winter and spring. Pkt (3g, ~23 seeds). This is an Open Source Seed Initiative variety.
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