Winter Squash North Georgia Candy Roaster
Squash North Georgia Candy Roaster is a sweet heirloom winter squash bred by the Cherokee Nation in the 1800s. Great for pies and roasting on the half shell. Long, pink, banana-shaped fruits with blue tips.
Grew voraciously during the short cooler 2022/23 summer and has a lovely thick, creamy flesh that not watery and is perfect for sweet or savory dishes. My family were very happy with the flavour roasted. Produced 3 to 4 large 4 to 6 kg fruits per plant (in Tasmania).
Sow – Germinates when soil temp >20C. Sow direct when a week of sunny weather is forecast from Nov on. To help lay black plastic down, cut an X and plant into that.
Spacing – 1 metre (provide lots of water)
Native to North America (northeastern Mexico and the southern United States), pumpkins are one of the oldest domesticated plants, having been used as early as 7,500 to 5,000 BC.