Oregon Homestead Sweet Meat Squash
Improvement status: Cultivar
Seeds per packet: ~18
Germination tested 12/2019: 97%
Life cycle: Annual
'Sweet Meat' is a beloved blue-grey heirloom winter squash from the 1940s, and the 'Oregon Homestead' selection is said to be its best self. Legendary plant breeder and author Dr. Carol Deppe worked for years to develop the perfect version of this squash, and it has now become incredibly popular in the small-scale seed world. If you want a delicious, long-keeping, uniform, pest-resistant, easy-to-grow winter squash, you'll be hard-pressed to find a variety better than this one. Our seed was grown by our friends Cass McKinnon and Clint Freund in Wisconsin.
GROWING TIPS: Direct seed in May or early June, or transplant in healthy plant starts around this time. Plants should end up 2-3 feet apart in rows 5-6 feet apart.