So much squash from each fruit.

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  • Violina holds its flowers above the leaves making it look like a lilly pond.
  • Sliced into rounds.
  • Roasted rounds roast up beautifully.
  • Sitting down to squash, beans, and greens.
  • Serving up a a slice for our pupkin pie taste test. Violina wins!
  • Doug likes the Violina pie best but Angela is still pondering.

Violina Rugosa Butternut Squash

Curcurbita moschata

Certified Organic Seed

This rare heirloom is quite the treat!

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We heard about this rare variety from several customers and decided to try it for ourselves. We're glad we did! The violin shaped fruits have buff-colored, warty skin on the outside, and a small seed cavity. Each squash yields about 3-4 lbs of flesh per fruit. The flavor is sweet and rich- somewhere between a butternut and a kabocha. We roasted one for Thanksgiving and everyone raved about it. Needs space to sprawl.

Quick Facts

Spacing in Row 18-24 inches
Spacing Between Rows 60-72 inches
Planting Depth 1 inch
Days to Maturity 105 days

How to Grow

Direct sow after frost, or start indoors 2-3 weeks earlier. Transplant in hills spaced 6' apart, 3 plants per hill, or in rows 36" apart. Plants can grow 6' or more, so give plenty of space to take over. Mulch early to help suppress weeds. Harvest when squash are buff colored with no trace of green. Cure in a dry, warm place for a week or so, then store in a cool, dry, dark place.

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