Tags: Certified Organic Open Pollinated
Growing Practices: No Pesticides No Herbicides No Fungicides No Synthetic Fertilizers
Latin Name: Cucurbita moschata
Days to Maturity: 115
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 very productive, and the fruits have good flavor and sweetness. Squash has been described as having a tropical, sweet potato-like flavor. They have a butterscotch flavor when roasted. Exterior color is an especially deep tan. Selection is ongoing for butternut shape, size (selecting for 4 lb. size), smaller seed cavity, dry matter content, flavor, and ability to store at least 3 months. Currently in the F6 generation. Expect slight variability still for all characteristics. Named in honor of climate activist Xiye Bastida. 280 seeds/ounce.
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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United States (Zone 7a)
Established in 2014
14.00 acres in production