SQUASH WINTER - Cucurbita maxima.
These squashes produce hard-shelled fruits which store well for winter use. Keep in a cool, dry place. Prepare by baking, sauteeing or steaming, though we most prefer baking. Plant outdoors in spring when soil warms to 70 degrees. Plant 1" deep with 4 to 6 seeds per hill. Approximately 150 to 200 seeds per ounce or 5 to 7 seeds per gram. Some winter squash have such thick rinds that intead of trying to cut with a large heavy knife, a drop on clean concrete is the best way of splitting. They'll fall into neat easily used pieces.