Single Packet of 30 Seeds
Grow a garden filled with Turks Turban Squash plants, from freshly harvested Cucurbita maxima seeds. Turks Turban is an heirloom variety of Winter Squash, which was introduced in the 1860's. They are popularly used as an ornamental variety, due to their colorful skins and strange look. The outer skin is a brilliant red, accented with green stripes, and it's inner flesh is sweet and golden yellow. Turks Turban not only looks cool, but it is great for baking as well. The fruits are roughly 9 inches in diameter, and weigh anywhere between 4 to 5 pounds. The plants themselves will reach a mature height of about 12 to 24 inches tall, vining outwards to take up 6 feet of garden space. Turks Turban can be harvested in roughly 100 days.
Squash plants, like pumpkins, are grown as annual plants. Annuals will grow quickly, producing vines, leaves and fruits through the warm months of summer. After harvesting the Squash from it's vines, the plants will wilt soon after, with the first killing frost. Squash plants can be regrown the following season if you manage to save some of the seeds within the Squash itself.
Turks Turban is one of the many varieties of Squash that we have to offer. Check out our Squash category for a wide variety of other options available. You might also be interested in our Pumpkins and Gourds as well.
What is the difference between Winter and Summer Squash?
First and foremost, Squash in general, both develop and produce fruits in the summer months, up until early Autumn. The main difference is based upon harvesting, consumption, as well as the use for your Summer or Winter Squash. Summer Squash is best enjoyed when harvested early, while it's fruits have a tender skin. While Winter Squash will take up to 50 to 60 percent longer to develop and can be harvest later in the season. Winter Squash fruits, such as Table Queen, Burgess Buttercup, Sweet Meat and Waltham Butternut, will have a thicker outer skin and a sweeter inner flesh, making them perfect for baking and stuffing. Summer Squash, such as Prolific Straightneck, Crookneck, Early white Scallop and Zucchini, are best consumed raw, steamed or cooked.