Tags: Certified Organic Open Pollinated

Growing Practices: No Pesticides No Herbicides No Fungicides No Synthetic Fertilizers

Latin Name: Cucurbita moschata

Days to Maturity: 107

Description:

Newly developed by Care of the Earth Community Farm in Corryton, Tennessee! Xiye Butternut comes from a cross between San Jose Mountain Club Squash (from Costa Rica) and Waltham Butternut. This variety was bred, with the help of two SARE grants, specifically for resistance to downy mildew and to tolerate variable and unpredictable climatic conditions. Plants are fully vining and quite productive. Fruits have good flavor and sweetness. Selection is ongoing for butternut shape (90% in 2021), size (selecting for 3-4 lb. size), smaller seed cavity, dry matter content (squash are not as dry as a typical butternut), flavor (tropical, butterscotch flavor), and ability to store at least 3 months. Currently in the F5 generation (the fifth generation after the cross). Expect slight variability still for all characteristics. Named in honor of climate activist Xiye Bastida. 280 seeds/ounce. Grown by Care of the Earth Community Farm.
Xiye butternut carries the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI) pledge. OSSI is a movement to help combat corporate monopolization of seeds. Read more at www.osseeds.org.

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Xiye Butternut - Certified Organic

Unit SizePriceDescription
3 Grams $4.00 approx 30 seeds
1/2 Ounce $11.50 approx 140 seeds

$4.00

Common Wealth Seed Growers

Louisa, VA, United States (Zone 7a)
Established in 2014
14.00 acres in production

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