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Autumn Frost Hybrid Squash (C. moschata)

In this Plant Profile, get specific details, including the characteristics and best uses of Autumn Frost Hybrid squash, one of our Plant Profiles featured in our Winter Squash Collection.

Autumn Frost Hybrid Squash

Autumn Frost Hybrid Squash

Autumn Frost Hybrid winter squash has a reputation for tasting better than butternut squash, while also having excellent storage quality and the look of a small frosty pumpkin. Its flavor improves in storage, which is good—this variety produces heavy yields. You’ll know Autumn Frost squash are ready to harvest when their tan skin takes on a frosty look.

Sun Exposure

  • full sun

Soil pH

  • 6.0 to 6.8

Hardiness Zones

  • 2 to 9


  • 2 to 3 feet


  • at least 1 inch per week


  • ribbed, round, fruit
  • similar in taste to butternut squash
  • 2 to 3 foot spread
  • 100 to 105 days to maturity

Have you ever grown Autumn Frost Hybrid winter squash? Please tell us about your experiences with Autumn Frost.


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