Ornamental Squash Long Island Cheese
Ornamental Squash ‘Long Island Cheese’
This warm peach-toned pumpkin has a low, flat appearance resembling a wheel of cheese. Known for its sweet flavor, this variety makes an outstanding choice for pumpkin pies as well as other recipes, and it has good keeping quality. ‘Long Island Cheese’ is a prized heirloom.
Plant type: annual
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 105 days
Plant spacing: 18-30”
Pinch: not necessary
Approx seeds per packet: 10
How to Grow:
Squash dislike having their roots disturbed and do best when direct sown. Plant seeds directly into the garden after all danger of frost has passed.
Harvest when fruit is fully mature and the stem attaching it to the vine begins to turn brown. Cut the stems with a knife or pruning shears rather than pulling fruits off the vine. Stems should be cut to 3-4 inches. If not used right away, cure for storage by setting in a warm, dry location for 1-2 weeks.
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