Tags: Certified Organic Open Pollinated
Growing Practices: No Pesticides No Herbicides No Fungicides No Synthetic Fertilizers
Latin Name: Cucurbita moschata
Days to Maturity: 107
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. 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
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United States (Zone 7a)
Established in 2014
14.00 acres in production