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Squash stella blue dsc00514
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Stella Blue Squash

A medium-sized (2-4 lb), round, flattened Kabocha/Hokkaido type winter squash with an attractive slate blue skin. The rich orange flesh has a pleasant dry, flaky texture and an exceptionally sweet and nutty flavor. A favorite among our tasters! Stella Blue is particularly high yielding for this type of winter squash.

Dry Farmed on the Eel River by Bill Reynolds in Hulmboldt County California.

Bill has been selecting for fruits with minimal "buttons" on the blossom end, which means longer storagability. -Steve Peters

Germination days: 7
Grow days: 100
Breeder: Heirloom ReSelected by Bill Reynolds
Variety Info: Our all-time favorite winter squash! This Hokkaido or Kabocha-type Maxima, a type highly prized in Japan, often used in tempura. Stella Blue has richly flavored, dense, dry sweet flesh, with a texture reminiscent of roasted chestnut. It is the perfect size for a family dinner, and, with pale slate blue skin and deep orange interior, makes a dramatic presentation. Long vines produce 4-5 mature squash, averaging about 7" in diameter and 4" high. -Bill Reynolds
Planting depth: 1.5"
Spacing: 15.0"
Seeds per pound: 1664
Seeds per Ounce: 104
When to plant: Late Spring, Summer
How to grow: Transplant seedlings 15" apart after frost is over or direct-sow when soil is warm. Amend soil with ample amounts of compost or decomposed manure. Diatom dust on the stems and surround soil helps against squash bugs (use drip watering or water in one spot only, to leave dust in place). Harvest before heavy frost or when stems are dry. Leave 1" stem. Best flavor after 1 month or more of curing indoors.
25 True Breeding Seeds
250 True Breeding Seeds