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Golden Delicious Squash SeedsCucurbita maxima

Golden Delicious Squash Seeds (98 days)


Heirloom Seed Package Contains 4 grams or about 20 seeds.


Gills Bros. of Portland Oregon introduced Golden Delicious squash in 1926 (see below). 

This brilliant orange squash reaches 8-14 pounds.

Was touted to be as sweet as a sweet potato.

Golden Delicious Squash makes a great canning squash, roasted or a great baby food. 15-20' vines so give them lots of room or plant them under your corn. 

High in Vitamin A. 

(The shape shows a great deal of variation, even in the Gills Bros. Catalog.  The 1939 catalog shows a picture with a completely different shape then the 1933 picture show here.)

Gills Bros Seed Company Says about Golden Delicious Squash....

"We take much pride in offering this remarkable squash of our own origin.  We have not found any variety that will equal it for quality.  It is the finest squash for pies and even picked young as summer squash, the quality is outstanding.  It cooks extra dry, fine grained and sweet.  Many of our friends say it is better than a sweet potato.  ....a fine keeper.  It grows vigorous and produces heavy crops"

Recommended by the following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region .  OR

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1" 90-110 70-85 3-10 48" 24-36" 100 lb. Full

Planting Tips For Heirloom Winter Squash Seeds:

Heirloom winter squash don't mind the heat as much as their name implies.  Only plant once the soil temperature warms to at least 70 degrees and keep in mind that most heirloom varieties of winter squash take 110 days to mature.  So be sure to leave enough time to allow them to fully develop. 

Plant 3-6 heirloom squash seeds per hill.  Once they have shown true leaves and grown in size, you should thin out to the 3 strongest plants.  Remember, harvest these winter squash continually in order to keep the plant producing.

Seed Care tips for Heirloom Winter Squash:

Heirloom seeds are hardy, but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture - don't let the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely, and don't overwater and possibly have them rot.


1 Winter squash (a favorite for this recipe is Acorn squash)
1 Tablespoon butter
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 Teaspoons maple syrup
a pinch of salt
Preheat the oven to 400°F
Cut the squash in half and use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and strings from the center of each half of the squash.
Take a sharp knife and cut a few half inch deep X shapes into the inside of the squash flesh.  This should not be cutting chunks out, but simply scoring the flesh.
Place the squash cut side up onto a baking sheet.  It is helpful to fill the baking sheet about 1/4 inch deep with water to prevent the squash from burning or drying out.
For each half, rub with a tablespoon of butter, sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of sugar, one teaspoon of maple syrup, and 1 pinch of salt.
Cook for about an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes.  It will be done when the top is slightly browned and the flesh is soft.
When the halves are cool enough to handle, cut out the cooked flesh and serve.  
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