A popular winter storage squash. The fruits have dark green skin and grow to about 6" across and about 3-4 lbs. The sweet, meaty flesh is yellow/orange. Direct sow seed at about the frost free date into rich, fertile soil. In the south sow Fall and Spring. Usually sown in groups (hills) of 4-6 seeds and thinned to 2 or 3 plants per group. Water regularly and fertilize when lateral runners begin to spread. Harvest: Shortly before Fall frost, cut from plant, leaving a portion of stem attached. Skin should be dark, green and firm. Excellent source of fiber and vitamin A.