This squash forms single long vines with almost no side shoots and produces 3 lb fruits with dark green, hard skins over sweet, nutty, deep orange flesh. 85 days to maturity, stores well for 5 months.
Prepare fertile, well-drained soil in a warm, sunny location.
Hill planting: Form soil into a 1-ft. diameter mound 3-4" tall. Space mounds 5-10' apart. On each mound plant 1-2 plants.
Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Hand pollination may be necessary. Train to climb a vertical support for better air circulation and ease of harvest or leave to sprawl on the ground.
After harvest, leave winter squash in the sun for a few days to cure before storing.