Risky Robby (robby) wrote in cucurbitaceae,
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cucurbitaceae

Cucurbits Abound!

butternut

This years' Butternut squash just sprouted, on the fifth day. Here is a close-up of one of three "hills". Maturity is in 100 days, which will be late October. A little known fact is that most commercial "pumpkin pie" filling is really butternut squash. I keep the mature squash in the garage and make pies all fall, winter and spring. It hasn't been blisteringly hot this summer, which is good for everything in the vegetable garden.
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