Spacing: plant in hills about 6 ft apart
Depth: 1" (see planting instruction sheet above)
Sun/Shade: full sun
Color: bright gold fruits
Fruit: You'll love Argonaut's honey-sweet flavor and meaty texture; tastes much better than older butternut types like Waltham! Enormous butternut type, bright gold fruits are 15-27 in. and weigh 30 lbs. or more.
Days To Maturity: 140 days. This squash must be started as early as possible. Because it is so large, it takes the full 140 days to mature. See the sheet above if you have some squash that did not have time to ripen before frost.
Soil Requirements: well drained, humus enriched soil
Growth Rate: fast
Seed Count: 25 seeds per pkt, 1/2 oz is about 110.
Comments: Argonaut's plant is a vine like in its habit with a strong canopy and very vigorous. The fruit is cylindrical in shape and bright gold in color with a hard, tough rind which has a smooth texture with sutures. Argonaut's interior is a medium orange color with a very sweet flavor and excellent meaty texture. Suitable for the home garden this variety has a long shelf life and a small seed cavity on the blossom end. Under proper condition this squash will store up to 8 months.