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New Zealand Blue Squash 
(Cucurbita maxima)

  This squash has a striking gray blue skin, flattened in shape and ribbed. It is an excellent keeper and can be stored for 6 months or more if kept in a cool location. The thick flesh is deep orange, and is very sweet and delicious. New Zealand Blue's are excellent when baked or boiled. It can be substituted in any recipe that requires pumpkin and tastes just as good, if not better! 

 The New Zealand Blue has a large growing habit. The vines can spread out 10 feet or more, with mature fruits weighing an average of  8-10 pounds. Matures 90-100 days after planting. Plant seeds at a depth of 1 inch in hills spaced at  3-4 feet apart. For best germination,  plant once the soil temperature warms to at least 70 degrees. These Squash love full sun and frequent watering during the hot summer months. 

 New Zealand Blue Squash are interesting and unique enough to display as an ornamental. A great market seller for not only the flavor, but the shape and color.

1 pack of 25-30 seeds   $3.00
1 oz  (approx 200 seeds)  $12.00
1/2 lb (approx 1500 seeds) $40.00
1 lb  (approx 3000 seeds)   $65.00

















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Chocolate chip cake  Try this delicious recipe!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake

1 Can pumpkin puree = fresh or canned 
(substitute with New Zealand Blue Squash)
3 Eggs
2 cups of Flour
2 cups of Sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
2 teaspoons Baking Soda
1 small bag of semi-sweet Chocolate Chips


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a tube pan. Add all ingredients, except the chocolate chips, into a mixing bowl. Mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour mixture into the greased and floured tube pan. Bake for 1 hour. Remove and let cool before serving.


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