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Green Striped Cushaw Squash

    Green Striped Cushaw Squash


    (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. Small packet (4g) has about 30 seeds.

    Good to start from seed in these months:

    North Florida: February-May, August-September

    Central Florida: February-April, August-September

    South FloridaOctober-April