80 days. Deep orange interior has a sweet nutty flavor. Delicious cooked, shredded raw to be eaten in salads, or even juiced. Round 10- to 20-pound fruits are mottled pale green and pinkish orange. Do not mulch with plastic as each node can put down a root. Susceptible to squash vine borer, but does very well north of the Twin Cities where this pest is not found.
Interesting 10-minute interview with a farmer who grows these squash in Cass County, Minn.
About Squash, Winter
Vining fall vegetables that are best after a touch of frost. Will climb by tendrils.