Squash - Naples Long (Seeds)
Heirloom Vegetable. Variety originated in Italy. Very large, oblong, butternut shaped fruit. Sweet tasting bright orange flesh has an incredibly rich texture. Fruit can weigh up to 20 kg (44 lb) or more. Deep green skin turns a tan colour during storage. Matures in 95 days.
How to Grow
Sow direct in a sunny site in late spring after soil has reached at least 20°C (70°F) and all danger of frost has passed. Seed can be started indoors in a soil-less growing medium using paper or fibre pots 3 weeks before expected plant out. Warm soil is a must – seed will quickly rot if planted in soil that is cooler than recommended. Seed typically sprouts in 6-12 days.
Planting Depth: 2.5 cm (1”). Seeds Per Hill: 6. Thin to: 4 plants/hill. Hill Spacing: 2 m (6-6”).
COMMENTS: Keep soil evenly moist. Harvest after vine dies or after rind hardens and dulls in colour. Gather before frost leaving part of the stem attached.